Accession Number : ADA115148

Title :   Soviet Airborne Operations.

Descriptive Note : Student research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : West,Lowry A

PDF Url : ADA115148

Report Date : Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In this paper the author explains the roles and general capabilities of Soviet airborne forces and the nature of Soviet airborne operations. Considering that at present the USSR is believed to have eight active-duty airborne divisions, the importance and widespread use of this type of force in a future war must be considered. The author concludes that while problem areas in training and support of airborne units do exist, the Soviet Union does possess a considerable potential to employ airborne forces in a variety of missions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *USSR, *Airborne, *Military forces(foreign), *Military operations, Military doctrine, Military tactics, Combat effectiveness

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE