Accession Number : ADA115382

Title :   Soviet Computers and Cybernetics: Shortcomings and Military Applications.

Descriptive Note : Student research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,Mark C

PDF Url : ADA115382

Report Date : Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In this paper the author traces the development of the Soviet computer industry along with its problems and shortcomings as discussed in the Soviet press. The major shortcomings noted tend to concentrate on organizational matters as opposed to hardware production. Nevertheless, the paper shows that a technology gap exists. A discussion of Soviet military applications of computers and cybernetics is presented to demonstrate the interests of the USSR in this field. The author concludes that the Soviets have so far been ineffectual in dealing with many of their problems. He also concludes that the Soviets have abandoned independent development and resigned themselves to following the US lead in order to close the gap. (Author)

Descriptors :   *USSR, *Cybernetics, *Computers, Computer applications, Digital computers, Military applications, Military forces(Foreign)

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE