Impact on the current forecast of the battle.
Importance or value of the target to the enemy.
Enemy level of command or echelon.
Intelligence value of the target.
b. As critical nodes are located by the collection and DF resources, their
locations are immediately reported to the MI Battalion TOC. They will forward
this information through the ACE to the All Source Intelligence Section (ASIS),
which will act according to established procedures to process the information
and provide it to the targeting cell.
c. An enemy operator may go to an alternate frequency in response to
switch may cause an eventual loss of intelligence to U.S. collectors, and this
possibility must be considered when jamming missions are planned.
some missions that require a total disruption of enemy communications.
missions require overwhelming selected targets through jamming.
jammers provide selective surgical jamming.
A specific frequency will be
jammed, rather than barrage jamming across a large portion of the radio band.
electronic targeting and location harder for the MI unit.
It is vital to
identify and locate the critical nodes before they can be used in the battle.
Once a C3 node is rendered ineffective, the chain of constant communications is
not necessarily severed.
The MI unit must continue to identify and locate
additional critical nodes.
e. Any information collected will be combined with other available SIGINT
and ES information.
It is then forwarded to the Division TOC ACE to be
analyzed by the ASIS.
The ASIS is responsible for fusing the intelligence
product from all sources.
As a result, it produces and maintains an enemy
order of battle (OB).
The electronic warfare officer (EWO) at division
maintains an extremely close relationship with the ASIS. The section updates
its OB and keeps the G2 and G3 abreast of target developments.
decisions are made at the Division TOC concerning the implications of emitter
intelligence. Should the emitter be jammed, destroyed by lethal fires, or left
What is the status of the emitter as it relates to the commander's
battle plan? This is the essence of EW operations.
f. The types of targets for EW missions are the same as for fire missions.
They are preplanned targets, on-call targets, and targets of opportunity. The
planning for the different types of targets will vary.
differences among the types of targets must be understood prior to describing
how planning is performed.
(1) Preplanned EW targets are communications or noncommunications
entities which are identified during the planning of an operation.
targets can be identified before the operation as key elements to be jammed or
collected against during the operation. Target locations are predicted through
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), EPB, and existing data
bases. Their importance and priority for EW action is determined by analyzing
the concept of the operation and employing target value analysis (TVA)