Accession Number : AD0786320

Title :   Roles and Missions of Soviet Naval General Purpose Forces in Wartime: PRO-SSBN Operations,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Dismukes,Bradford

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The author argued that the character and scale of U.S. (and other Western) ASW activities has been such that one could plausibly expect the Soviets to be concerned with the security of their SSBN force; that current technical realities appear to encourage them to increase their capabilities to contend with a potential threat to that force from Western ASW systems; that the air-capable ship is likely to be assigned both pro- and anti-SSBN missions; and that the pro-SSBN task may lie closer to possible achievement.

Descriptors :   *Navy, *USSR, *Military strategy, Reviews, Ballistic missile submarines, Nuclear powered ships, Antisubmarine warfare, Foreign policy

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE