This yearbook contains sufficient technical details for the non-technical reader to understand the advantages and limitations of the weapon system described, its tactical employment and future trends. It covers only tactical weapons used against land targets on the battlefield.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Strategic Review -- Britain’s Future Defence Policy: The 1975 Defence White Paper and its Effects -- Modern Warships for Combat in Coastal Waters -- Western Europe and the Indian Ocean -- Secret Services and Democracy -- Russia’s Balance Sheet, 1974–75 -- The Vladivostok Accord and the Future of Arms Control -- Politics, Economics and European Defence -- Sino–Soviet Relations: Ideologies and Realities -- The Reorganisation of the Land Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany -- Asia and the Western Pacific: A Time of Trial -- Modern Weapons Technology -- Defence Technology and its Limitations -- Strategic Missiles and Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence -- Tactical or Battlefield Nuclear Weapons -- Air Attack and Penetration Systems -- Air Defence -- Air-to-Air Missiles -- Tactical Air-to-Surface Missiles -- Helicopters -- Remotely Piloted Vehicles -- Electronic Warfare -- Reconnaissance Satellites -- Mine Warfare at Sea -- Submarines -- Anti-Submarine Warfare -- Ship-Launched Missiles -- Anti-Tank Systems -- Field Artillery -- Battle Tanks -- Battlefield Sensors -- Military Communications -- Standardisation in NATO -- Defence Literature -- Chronology of Main Events of Defence Interest
Alpo M. Rusi