Accession Number : ADA112640

Title :   The Tactical Air Assault of the Soviet Ground Forces.

Descriptive Note : Student research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : Lohmann,John R

PDF Url : ADA112640

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Soviet helicopter force has more than doubled in the past dozen years. Drawing on the experience of the US military in Vietnam and on the actions of helicopter units in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, as well as extensive exercise activity, the Soviets have developed and refined an extensive tactical doctrine concerning helicopter employment on the modern battlefield. In this paper, the author examines how the Soviets intend to conduct an airmobile assault (a 'tactical air assault') as a part of a larger offensive operation. In addition, reference is made to some steps which the Soviets see as necessary to combat what they consider to be a very real NATO helicopter threat. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Airmobile operations, *Helicopters, Military forces(Foreign), USSR, Fighter aircraft, Military tactics, Military operations, Combat effectiveness, Military training, Military doctrine, Rapid deployment, Military planning, Tactical warfare, Military facilities, Leadership, Manpower utilization, Military planning, Battlefields, Scenarios

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE