Accession Number : ADA114730

Title :   Soviet Perceptions of NATO's Anti-Tank Defense.

Descriptive Note : Student research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : Woods,John B

PDF Url : ADA114730

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In this paper, the author uses basically Soviet sources to examine Soviet military thought regarding NATO's anti-tank defensive capability. He approaches this task from the viewpoint of the Soviet military reader. For the purpose of this paper only two general areas are addressed: (1) ground defensive capabilities and (2) ATGM-armed helicopters. One must remember throughout this paper that the point of view is that of a Soviet, and how he perceives NATO's anti-tank defense. It is the author's conclusion that the Soviets are, in fact, very much concerned with that defense and the possible damage it could do to a Soviet offensive. However while they do fear it -- NATO's anti-tank defense -- the basic characteristics of the Soviet offensive doctrine continues to be the use of tank-heavy forces in the European area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military doctrine, *Military strategy, *Antitank warfare, Military forces(Foreign), USSR, Threat evaluation, Military force levels, Deployment, Military tactics, Defense systems, Attack helicopters, Infantry, NATO, Warsaw Pact countries, Military planning, Perception(Psychology), Western Europe, Theater level operations, Tactical warfare, Tanks(Combat Vehicles)

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE