Soviet and East European General Purpose Forces
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS DISCUSSION
II. GROUND FORCES
Fronts Armies and Corp* Divisions
Categories of Readiness Division Equipment Armored Vehicles Artillery Support Missile Support
Nuclear. Chemical and Biological Wrap
III. TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT AND THEATER AIR DEFENSE
Surface-to-Air Missiles and Anti-Alrcraft Artillery
Transport Aviation and Helicopters.
Air Munitions .Mr Defense Fighters Warning and Control
IV. SERVICE SUPPORT OF THEATER FORCES V. GENERAL PURPOSE NAVAL FORCES
Recent Operational Activity Capabilities Against Submarines ..
Capabilities Against Naval Task Forces and Searf Communica-
Capabilities (or Sustained Long-Range
Capabilities lur Nuclear Cbemical. and BiologicalAIRLIFT AND SEAL!FT
Airlift and Air 'I .': Capabihrtca
VH. THE CONTRIBUTION OF EAST EUROPEAN FORCES
VIII. THEATER WARFARE CAPABILITIES
Against Europe- .
Theater Forces Deployments
Tactical Aviation and Air Defense Equipment
East European Forces
Soviets probably will continue tofor the use of shore facilities such as those made available by the UAR and Syria.continue to beliew that with their pn-vent rrsourm the Soviets can support only htruled rlnasal operations on the high seas Inr extended periods of rime, or larger operationsew weeks Without overseas naval shore support facilities any major in-iTi-asciig-raugv surface operations would require augmentation of costing auxiliary forces, not only with oilers and cargo ships from the mcrdunf Beet, but also will) ships designed to provide specialized technical support to navali
Capobilities for Nuclear. Chemical, and Biological Warfare
SS. UVapons. We believe tlul nuclear weapons have hern allocated to the gnieral purpose navnl forces. Nuclear weaponsariety of types and yields are available for delivery by air- and surface-launched cruise missiles anda small number of torpedoes and depth bombs Soviet naval cruise missiles could carry chemical warheads. The mosl likely candidates for such warheads are those cruise missiles used by naval coastal defense units. Chemical shells for navalmounted on destroyers and cruisers are probably also available; such shells are stored in port and placed on ships only during major exercises or in
tftim, The Soviets continue to construct ships with water washdowti jyv tems, hermetically sealed lompartmrnts. filtered ventilation systems, andstation* that would enable those ships to carry out their assigned missionsuxic chiiological, or radiological (CBR) environment. Extensive training is provided for the maintenanceermanent, high level of CBR readiness foe the various naval units
VI. AIRLIFT ANDT
Airlift one Air Assault Capabilities
he Soviets continue to add to their military air transport capabilities. There arc now as manyedium transports assigned to military transport units, of whichreubs.f the latter provide tbe main intertheatrr lift for iheater forces and haveain mission the support of airborne troops. These could tilt assault elements of two airborne divisions for airdropadius ofo Some Cubs have Unproved range andf these could liftaratroops with supporting equipmentadius ofaximum range. In an emergency, this lift capability could be augmented by other military tmmpoct and bjf medium- and tontj-iaiigche Soviet Civil Air Fleet.
So The range and pas load limitations of theitdrnoore the importance of the neweavy transport, wrnxh can carryounds of
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