Al Mamoun Factory
It is reported that the Federal Intelligence Service (BND -- the German foreign intelligence service] has detected a missile facility consisting of several factory buildings, located in an inaccessible area 40 km southwest of Baghdad, apparently near Mulla Fayyad [33°03'58"N 44°14'03"E]. At the partly subterranean "Al Mamoun Factory" some 250 engineers are reportedly working on producing the short-range missile of the ABABIL-100 type. Although this missile has a range of only 150 km, the project demonstrates the Iraqi determination and personnel for developing missiles.
Sources and Resources
- "Detected by the BND: Saddam Husayn's Secret Missile Factory" Einar Koch Bild [Hamburg] 25 August 2000 page 2
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