* Ordnance performance characteristics that include range, release altitudes,
ordnance release lines, warhead types, and guidance nodes, such as--
-- Tactical air-to-surface missiles (TASM).
-- Cluster bomb units (CBUs).
-- Precision-guided munitions (PGM).
* Tactical flight doctrine, to include--
-- Entry or exit altitudes and speeds.
-- Ordnance delivery profiles.
* Command and control (C2) procedures, to include--
-- Air strike allocation procedures.
-- Command, control, and communication (C3) nodes.
* Maintenance and sortie generation capability.
Threat evaluation also includes an examination of both friendly and enemy HVTs and
critical nodes. This is often difficult because aircraft, air support and
logistics facilities (airfields and depots), air defense nodes and air LZs and
airborne DZs are by their nature HVTs or HPTs to both enemy and friendly forces.
The analyst must therefore guard against including everything in the category of
HVTs by selecting only those targets which have an immediate impact on operations.