Defense Attache Saigon: RVNAF Quarterly Assessment, 2nd Quarter FY74

TABLE OF CONTENTS


INDEX OF ABBREVIATIONS
v-xxvi

CHAPTER 1 - THREAT ASSESSMENT
1.Background
1-1
2.Developments since the Cease-fire
1-1
3.Logistics
1-1
4.Infiltration Activity
1-4
5.NVN Strategic Reserve
1-5
6.Air Defense
1-7
7.NVN Air Force Threat
1-7
8.Enemy Threat and Intentions by Region
1-9
9.Enemy Strength
1-21
10.Enemy Intentions
1-22

CHAPTER 2 - FRIENDLY SITUATION
1.Overview
2-1
2.Military Region 1
2-1
3.Military Region 2
2-2
4.Military Region 3
2-4
5.Military Region 4
2-6
6.Summary/Conclusions
2-8

CHAPTER 3 - RVNAF INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITY
1.J2/Joint Chiefs of Staff
3-1
2.Unit 306
3-1
3.Capital Military District
3-7
4.Corps and Division G2s [page missing]
3-8
5.Military Security Service
3-9
6.Unit 101
3-11
7.Vietnamese Navy Intelligence Organization
3-13
8.Vietnamese Air Force
3-16
9.SIGINT
3-17
10.National Police Command
3-18
11.Intelligence Training
3-18
12.Summary
3-19

CHAPTER 4 - RVNAF FORCE STRUCTURE
Combined JGS/DAO FY 75 Force Structures Review
4-1

CHAPTER 5 - VIETNAMESE ARMY
1.Authorized and Assigned Strength
5-1
2.Areas of Operation and Unit Locations
5-1
3.Combat Arms
5-1
4.Training
5-30
5.Supply/Logistics
5-30
6.Maintenance
5-36
7.Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants
5-40
8.Port Operations
5-42
9.Facilities Engineering Self Sufficiency Program
5-43
10.Dependent Shelter Program
5-45
11.ARVN-LOC Program
5-47
12.MASF/MILCON
5-56
13.Summary/Conclusions
5-56

CHAPTER 6 - VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE
1.Introductions
6-1
2.Authorized Strength and Assigned Personnel Readiness
6-1
3.Areas of Responsibility
6-1
4.VNAF Aircraft Inventory
6-14
5.Major Equipment Status
6-15
6.Air Technical Logistics Command
6-50
7.VNAF Bases
6-66
8.Conclusions
6-84

CHAPTER 7 - VIETNAMESE NAVY
1.Personnel
7-1
2.Personnel Readiness
7-1
3.Equipment Status of Ships and Craft
7-2
4.Logistics
7-2
5.Supply
7-8
6.Operations
7-9
7.Shortfalls
7-11
8.Conclusions
7-11

CHAPTER 8 - VIETNAMESE MARINE CORPS
1.Personnel
8-1
2.Personnel Readiness
8-1
3.Equipment Status
8-2
4.Logistics
8-2
5.Operations
8-3
6.Shortfalls
8-4
7.Conclusions
8-5

CHAPTER 9 - TERRITORIAL FORCES
1.Regional Force/Popular Force
9-1
2.Regional Forces
9-1
3.Popular Force
9-13
4.Equipment Status and Maintenance
9-16
5.Logistic
9-16
6.Training
9-16
7.Desertions
9-16
8.RF/PF Recruitment
9-17
9.Morale
9-17
10.Shortfalls
9-17
11.Summary
9-18

CHAPTER 10 - RVNAF COMMUNICATIONS/ELECTRONICS CAPABILITY
1.Single Integrated Military System
10-1
2.Logistics
10-5
3.End Item Surveillance
10-22
4.Conclusions
10-26
5.Summary
10-27

CHAPTER 11 - REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM ARMED FORCES TRAINING
1.Offshore Training
11-1
2.In-country Training
11-11
3.In-country English Language Training Program
11-30
4.Central Training Command/DAO Technical Translation Branch
11-34
5.Contract Training
11-35
6.Regional Forces and Popular Forces
11-45

CHAPTER 12 - RVNAF PROGRAMS, PLANS AND MORALE
1.Introduction
12-1
2.Lines of Commununication
12-1
3.Military Construction
12-8
4.Dependant Shelter Program
12-9
5.RVNAF Retirement Plan for CY 74
12-9
6.Reduction Program - Bulk Petroleum
12-10
7.RVNAF Morale
12-15

CHAPTER 13 - JGS COMMAND AND CONTROL
1.Chain of Command
13-1
2. Shortfalls and Assessment
13-20

CHAPTER 14 - DISTINGUISHED VISITORS
14-1

CHAPTER 15 - DATT ASSESSMENT
1.General
15-1
2.Indicators of Improvement
15-1
3.Problem Areas
15-2
4.Summary
15-3

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