Accession Number:

ADA134279

Title:

Soviet Strategic Airlift.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

Over the past decade, Soviet airpower, especially strategic airlift has become an increasingly important instrument in the projection of Soviet military power. Followers of Soviet military affairs have given considerable attention to the development and deployment of new Soviet weapon systems, especially new combat aircraft generally treated Soviet airlift capabilities as almost an after-thought in the literature, usually under the category of other interventionary forces. Therefore, the objective of this research is to identify and evaluate the role of Soviet airlift in the projection of military power to include the doctrinal environment in which Soviet airlift capability evolved, the Soviet airlift capabilities from an organizational and operational perspective, and the assets and liabilities the Soviets have their use of airlift as a power projection tool. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE