The Scientific Research center Unit 450," the report said is the unit responsible for preparing chemical ammunition
, adding that such unit receives orders only from Al-Assad and small circle around him.
The Chemical Corps narrowly escaped such a fate in the 1970s, when the Army transferred the smoke function to the Corps of Engineers, the chemical ammunition
function to the Ordnance Corps, and the decontamination and protection functions to the Quartermaster Corps.
Specifically excluded are the following: guided missiles; naval mines and torpedoes; nuclear ammunition and included items such as warheads, warhead sections, and projectiles; guidance kits for bombs or other ammunition; and chemical ammunition
(other than riot control).
inventory, except major items, specified munitions and items prohibited by law, such as guided missiles, nuclear ammunition, naval mines, torpedoes, chemical ammunition
and other advanced weapon systems.