targets are located in one avenue of approach, EW assets need to be weighted to
that avenue. If several high-priority EW targets are concentrated in one area,
we must position sufficient EW assets within range to engage them effectively.
Effective EPB supports this analysis by predicting the types of emitters
associated with specific targets.
It also estimates the effectiveness of EW
operations based on technical factors.
b. Actual task organization of EW assets is performed by the MI unit
The G3 provides guidance to the MI commander regarding the
priorities of EW effort. This is based on the corps or division commander's
guidance and on the recommendations of the EWO.
The S3 of an ACR similarly
provides guidance to the ACR's MI company. Maneuver brigade S3s identify their
desires for EW priorities to the division G3, based on input from their DISE.
Allocation of EW assets is accomplished by assigning standard tactical
Direct support (DS) is used to allocated assets with priority of
effort to a lower echelon. This may be used to place some of a division's EW
assets with a priority between subordinate elements without on-order changes.
If all assets at an echelon are in general support (GS), priority of EW effort
between subordinate echelons is identified in the OPORD. Weighing of assets is
accomplished by assigning standard tactical missions to EW assets, such as
reinforcing or general support reinforcing (GSR). EW assets organic to corps
may be attached or placed Operational Control (OPCON) to MI units at lower
echelons, rather than assigning them standard tactical missions.
a. The worksheets described in the planning process are used to list
desired preplanned EW targets with detail on unit identifications and
locations. Technical data is added only when the tasked mission reaches the MI
Bn TOC. A format for a Brigade level EWTL is shown in Figure 1-10.
Brigade EWTL Worksheet.