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There are unguided and guided ballistic missiles. Some guided missiles have control mechanisms on board others can be guided remotely. See the link below for basic information. I assume that al Samoud is guided Cheers, Ken Hanly http://www.bartleby.com/65/gu/guidedmi.html ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rahul Mahajan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 11:13 AM Subject: [casi] Question about al-Samoud > Hello, all. A question for the weapons experts at CASI. I'm confused > by the Iraqis' claim that with guidance systems loaded the > al-Samoud's range will be within the limit. In my naivete, I've > always assumed that by definition ballistic missiles are by > definition unguided -- that after the launch phase, there are no > course corrections and the flight is entirely unpowered. Clause 8b of > 687 refers specifically to ballistic missiles, but how is a missile > with a guidance system considered ballistic? > > Any light that can be shed will be appreciated. > > In solidarity, > > Rahul Mahajan > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk