Accession Number:

ADA063723

Title:

Precision ATGM's and NATO Defense.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-11

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This memorandum suggests that the technical limitations of modern antitank guided missiles, developing countermeasures, and Soviet tactics may result in such weapons systems being a far less useful means of providing NATO with an adequate defense against conventional aggression than was originally thought. The author cautions that technology must not be asked to do too much and that NATO should expect no windfall defense savings as it equips its armies with ATGMs. He concludes that while the introduction of large quantities of ATGMs into NATO armies is likely to improve the flexibility of NATOs antiarmor defenses, an immediate or radical shift in the balance between offense and defense is unlikely. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE