Defense Attache Saigon: RVNAF Quarterly Assessment, 3rd Quarter FY74

TABLE OF CONTENTS


INDEX OF ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER 1 - THREAT ASSESSMENT
1.Background
1-1
2.North Vietnamese Developments
1-1
3.Logistics
1-3
4.Infiltration
1-3
5.Strategic Reserve
1-5
6.Air Defense
1-6
7.Enemy Threat and Intentions by Region
1-7
8.Intentions
1-21

CHAPTER 2 - FRIENDLY SITUATION
1.Overview
2-1
2.Military Region 1
2-1
3Military Region 2
2-2
4Military Region 3
2-6
5.Military Region 4
2-7
6.Summary/Conclusions
2-10

CHAPTER 3 - RVNAF INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITY
1.J2/Joint Chiefs of Staff
3-1
2.Unit 306
3-1
3.Capital Military District [page missing]
3-7
4.Corps and Division G2's
3-8
5.Military Security Service
3-9
6.Unit 101
3-11
7.Vietnamese Navy Intelligence Organization
3-12
8.Vietnamese Air Force [page missing]
3-15
9.Sigint
3-16
10.National Police Command (NPC)
3-17
11.Summary
3-17

CHAPTER 4 - RVNAF FORCE STRUCTURE
Joint JGS/DAO FY 75 Force Structure Review
4-1

CHAPTER 5 - VIETNAMESE ARMY
1.Authorized and Assigned Strength
5-1
2.Areas of Operation and Unit Location
5-1
3.Combat Arms
5-14
4.Supply/Logistics (Page Missing)
5-32
5.Maintenance
5-36
6.Petroleum Oil and Lubricants (POL)
5-40
7.Port Operations
5-40
8.RVNAF Facilities Engineering Self Sufficiency Program
5-41
9.Dependent Shelter Program
5-43
10.ARVN LOC Program
5-46
11.AMASF/MILCON Program
5-52
12.Summary
5-53

CHAPTER 6 - VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE
1.Introduction
6-1
2.Authorized Strength and Assigned Personnel Readiness
6-1
3Areas of Responsibly
6-1
4.VNAF Aircraft Inventory
6-14
5.Operations
6-23
6.Aerial Resupply
6-25
7.VNAF Bases
6-25
8.Maintenance Support
6-36
9.Major Equipment Status
6-43
10.Transportation
6-80
11.Air Technical Logistics Command
6-83
12.JGS Assessment of VNAF
6-90
13.Conclusion
6-96

CHAPTER 7 - VIETNAMESE NAVY
1.Personnel
7-1
2.Personnel Readiness
7-1
3.Equipment Status of Ships and Craft
7-2
4.Logistics
7-7
5.Supply
7-10
6.Operations
7-11
7.Shortfalls
7-13
8.Conclusions
7-14

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

CHAPTER 9 - TERRITORIAL FORCES
1.Regional Force/Popular Force (RF/PF)
9-1
2.Regional Forces (RF)
9-1
3.Popular Force (PF)
9-14
4.Equipment Status and Maintenance
9-16
5.Logistics
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.Combat People's Self Defense Force (PSDF)
9-18
12.Summary
9-19

CHAPTER 10 - RVNAF COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS CAPABILITY
1.C-E Self-Sufficiency
10-1
2.Communication Management Agency
10-1
3.SIMS
10-1
4.Selected C-E Evaluations
10-11
5.Logistics
10-12
6.Conclusion
10-29
7.Summary
10-29

CHAPTER 11 - REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM ARMED FORCE TRAINING
1.Offshore Training
11-1
2.In-Country Training
11-12
3.In-Country English Language Training Program (ELTP)
11-25
4.Technical Translation Branch
11-28
5.Contract Training
11-30

CHAPTER 12 - RVNAF PLANS PROGRAMS AND MORALE
1.Introduction
12-1
2.Lines of Communication (LOC)
12-1
3.Military Construction
12-4
4.RVNAF Retirement Plan CY 74
12-6
5.RVNAF Morale
12-6
6.RVNAF Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC)
12-18
7.Chieu Hoi Program
12-19
8.Terrorism
12-19
9.Refugee Program
12-19
10.Reduction Program - Bulk Petroleum
12-19

CHAPTER 13 - JGS COMMAND AND CONTROL
1.Chain of Command
13-1
2.Shortfall and Assessment
13-18

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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