DEVELOPMENT OF SEA-LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILES IN THE SOVIET UNION: AN ANALYSIS AND EXTENSIVE LEXICON

Authors
  1. Gruca, J.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The paper examines the development of Soviet sea-launched cruise missiles, set against the geostrategic context of the relevant period. It investigates the rationale for their creation and the impact they had on the direction of Soviet navy, especially the surface fleet. Particular emphasis is given to the critical era of Nikita S. Khrushchev's leadership in the U.S.S.R. and the consequences of the decisions then taken. The Paper includes a review of the missiles and their platforms. Various missions of the sea-launched cruise missile/platform combinations are analyzed. A 25-page long Lexicographical Guide, attached as Annex to the Paper, explains and elaborates on the terms used in the text.
Report Number
ORAE-PR-451 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Oct 1987
Number of Pages
87
DSTKIM No
88-00522
CANDIS No
53764
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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