1. (U) The Soviet Battlefield Development Plan (SBDP) is Army Intelligence's response to 'the request by the Commander of TRADOC for a Soviet counterpart to the U.S. Battlefield Development Plan. The SBDP provides an integrated, and comprehensive analysis. of Soviet military thinking, doctrine, and combined arms force development from. the present to the turn of the century. As such, it will give Army doctrine and combat developers a long-range view of the competition they face so that they can design U.S. Army doctrine and forces in a dynamic perspective. Ideally, Army planners will be able to exploit our understanding of Soviet doctrine and force modernization, thereby giving the U.S. Army advantages in equipment, weapons, training, and tactics. 2. (U) This Executive Summary is designed to give senior officers the key findings of the SBDP in aform they can read in a couple of hours. It. is intended to integrate the mass of intelligence information we have on Soviet military affairs in an interpretive framework. For details. and supporting evidence, a reader must refer to the appropriate volumes that make up the SBDP.