22) CWs are designed to have a high boiling point so that an exploding shell does not destroy the chemical agent, although there are complex processes required when using a binary CW agent
Hundreds of tons of CW agents
have been stockpiled.
As ajoint effort BPSI and MKS Instruments has launched an ambient air analyser, the MKS AIRGARD, an ultrasensitive gas analyser based on the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy process to detect rapidly CW agents
and other toxic gases (please see the 'How It Works' box for more information on this process).
As late as 2011, the director of national intelligence gave a strikingly similar, updated statement to Congress, stating that "Syria continued to seek dual-use technology from foreign sources" and "has a stockpile of CW agents
, which can be delivered by aerial bombs, ballistic missiles, and artillery rockets.
At present, it seems unlikely that CW will be used again in large-scale warfare, but it is reasonably believed that rogue organizations and some non-signatory countries are working on the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including CW agents
The correct title for this piece of equipment is a Hand-Held Explosives, CW Agents
, Toxic Industrial Chemicals or Narcotics Trace Detection Scanner.
The models were not fully developed for analyzing long-range dispersion of CW agents
as an environmental hazard.
Finally, we believe that North Korea has a sizeable stockpile of chemical weapons, and can manufacture all manner of CW agents
Unscom had found documents that verified that "spray/drop tanks for the dissemination of CW agents
had been successfully tested with mustard agent and that the necessary stocks of bulk CW agents
had been reserved for their filling", leading Unmovic to list the programme as an "unresolved disarmament issue".
forces to defend against BW and CW agents
by developing and procuring the capabilities to avoid contamination (through adequate detection and warning/reconnaissance), protect forces (through individual and collective protective gear and adequate medical support), and improve decontamination measures.
The CLCs trained in the identification of CW agents
and tested the effectiveness of defensive equipment.