e. Corps receives copies of the division and ACR composite target lists.
They review these to ensure consistent application of the EW strategy. Corps
also maintains a Corps-level composite EWTL. It shows missions tasked to lower
echelons, ES missions to be performed at Corps, and missions provided to
7. Coordination Requirements
a. Effective EW missions which complement each other without conflict with
ongoing collection or with friendly operations require much coordination. If
adjacent units simultaneously task to collect and jam the same target or
targets on the same frequency, the limited EW assets available are not being
b. EWTLs are exchanged to inform higher and adjacent units of a unit's EW
When conflicts are noted by the EW staff elements, they
communicate directly to resolve the issue. Often a shift in the time window
for a mission can overcome a conflict on whether to jam or collect combat
information on a target.
Similarly, deletion of a mission or changing the
length of a jamming mission can overcome the tasking of two units jamming the
Conflicts in EW targets which cannot be resolved by EWO's are
referred to their respective G3/S3 for resolution.
c. Internal coordination with other staff elements and coordination with
external EW personnel are critical steps.
personnel is needed in the initial selection of EW targets and in the
development of on-call EW targets.
This interface ensures that lethal and
nonlethal fires complement each other. Targets for lethal fire may be jammed
as they are fired upon to prevent them from responding effectively to the
fires. ES may be used to locate and cue the firing on some targets. The EW
staff element must coordinate with the C-E staff officer to determine
frequencies are not to be used for EA operations.
The EW staff element
coordinates these frequencies with the MI Bn TOC and resolves any conflicts of
these TABOO or PROTECTED frequencies with high-priority EA targets.
Coordination with the ACE and the MI Bn TOC is needed to identify target units
or frequencies which are key to ongoing SIGINT collection operations.
GUARDED frequencies are also not to be used for EA missions.
d. During the planning process, electronic HPTs are divided into four
general categories for attack. These include:
HPT that will be located for destruction.
HPT that will be jammed according to SOP or OPORD.
Enemy emitters that will be intercepted for combat information or
Enemy elements that will be deceived.
The categorization of specific elements is made by the G3 assisted by the EWO
and other staff elements in their particular areas of expertise.
facilitates further planning and ensures that all HPTs are attacked with the
optimum means available.
The nature of importance of the target may dictate
that several means be employed in a combined attack.