Accession Number : ADA098505


Title :   Soviet Frontal Aviation.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053


Personal Author(s) : Streb,Gary


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a098505.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Frontal Aviation, an asset of the front-level combined arms commander, functions to support the ground troops. This paper examines the primary roles of Frontal Aviation as well as its organizational structure. 'Model' aviation units are examined in order to evaluate the training effort. Problems are identified in the areas of close air support coordination and the rigidity of training requirements. This paper also presents a discussion of the evolution of fighter tactics since World War II. Tactics must change in order to accommodate the advantages of modern technology. A brief examination of current and near-future resources is presented. With ground force doctrine changing towards an emphasis on a highly mobile force contacting the enemy along a wide front of meeting engagements, Frontal Aviation has gained new importance and new roles, but unless some of the coordination problems discussed within this paper can be worked out much of these assets will be poorly utilized. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING , *AERIAL WARFARE , *MILITARY TRAINING , *MILITARY TACTICS , USSR , FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , FORWARD AREAS , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , INFANTRY , TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT , HISTORY , TACTICAL WARFARE , TACTICAL AIRCRAFT


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE