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March 24, 1975

MILITARY EXERCISE SOYUZ-75 COMBAT INSTRUCTION NO. 17 FOR RADIOELECTRONIC WARFARE OF THE MARITIME FRONT

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    Part of the Soyuz-75 military exercise, this document updates the Warsaw Pact Maritime Front on the status of enemy communications capabilities. Due to their use of a nuclear weapon and conventional warfare, the Warsaw Pact forces have successfully disrupted enemy communication. The Maritime Front is now ordered to "suppress enemy radio relay communications" during impending military confrontations.
    "Military Exercise Soyuz-75 Combat Instruction No. 17 for Radioelectronic Warfare of the Maritime Front," March 24, 1975, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Institute of National Remembrance (IPN-BU). Translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114548
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TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE 4TH ARMY

Combat Instruction Nº 17 for Radioelectronic Warfare of the Maritime Front

The CP is 5 km west of MINDEN, 24 March 1975 1200

Map 1:500,000 1961 edition

As a result of the effect of a nuclear weapon and conventional means of attack enemy fixed communication centers and landline communications have been disrupted to a considerable degree.

Communications in first echelon corps are being conducted only via radio and radio relay channels. In divisions the main means of communications, radio relay, are being used in a limited manner.

The operation of the communications equipment of the "Browns" and the "Orange" has been detected in the Army's zone.

The CP of the 1st AK of the "Browns" in the Army's zone of advance is being destroyed.

The forces of the front RehB units are suppressing the HF radio communications between the SGA and the 1st AK of the "Browns" and the 1st AK of the "Orange".

The Commanding General of the front has ordered:

1. Suppress the communications of the 1st mpd of the "Orange", the 5th mpd of the "Orange", and then the enemy's tactical level in the main direction of the Army's thrust;

2. During the forcing of the RHINE suppress enemy radio relay communications according to the 3rd Army's radio electronic suppression plan.

Coordinate the use of Army forces in the sector of the 3rd Army's advance with the 3rd Army.

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE MARITIME FRONT