Accession Number:

ADA336272

Title:

Joint Stars Data Analysis The Battle of Khafji

Descriptive Note:

Scientific and final rept

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP MELBOURNE FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

This report details analysis results of JSTARS data files from 25 January to 3 February 1991. Lines of Communication in use by Iraqi vehicles on those dates are geographically specified on a map. Probable identification of specific maneuver units, intent, and the relative impact of air interdiction attacks is detailed. Preparations of other defensive actions is revealed. Tactics resorted to on subsequent days in response to air attacks are identified. Overall, the magnitude of Iraqi activity revealed indicates the failed attempt at Khafji from 29 to 31 Jan 1991 was planned to be a major ground effort. The analysis provides a historical example of the military worth of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance ISR. Methodology for follow-on analysis is outlined.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE