Conflicts in frequency
staffs, and agencies are resolved a command level.
(a) TABOO frequencies must NEVER be deliberately jammed or interfered
with by friendly forces.
These frequencies are normally announced by higher
headquarters like the joint force or Army component commander.
include but a
frequencies used for friendly early warning air defense and internationally
controlled or treaty-oriented frequencies.
Another example would be the
Communications-Electronics (C-E) officers, is responsible hr obtaining the
TABOO list from higher headquarters.
(b) PROTECTED frequencies are those used by tactical friendly forces
for a particular operational requirement.
They are designated by the senior
tactical commander to control interference produced by friendly jamming and
deception operations. Conflicts between frequency requirements for jamming and
tactical command are resolved by the commander. The G3, assisted by the C-E
officer is responsible for obtaining the protected list from the higher
headquarters and adding local requirements.
(c) GUARDED frequencies are those of the enemy's C-E systems from
which SIGINT and ES information of technical and tactical importance is
A GUARDED frequency may be jammed only after the commander has
weighed the potential operational gain against the loss of information.
9. EW ESTIMATE AND ANNEX.
The two key documents which drive the EW planning and targeting process is the
EW estimate and annex. Whether you are a MI Officer or a Combat Arms Officer
filling an EW Staff Office's slot, you must be familiar with these two
documents as they play a key role in the planning and tasking of EW operations
a Division and Corps.
a. The purpose of the EW Estimate is to assist the staff officer in
determining a recommended course of action for accomplishing a specific task.
This provides the commander a basis for decision-making.
It will show the
commander how his maneuver courses of action can be supported by EW and how he
will be affected by enemy EW conducted against his C-E systems.
b. The EW Estimate is an orderly and logical examination of all friendly
and enemy EW-related factors, known or assumed, that may affect the successful
accomplishment of the mission. It includes EW courses of action available to
the commander and weighs the relative merits of each.
It is as thorough as
time and circumstances permit. It may be a formal, written document (usually a
Corps and above), or an oral presentation (usually a Division or below).
c. The EW Estimate at division and corps is normally prepared by the EWO,
under the staff supervision of the G-3. Because of the broad scope of EW, is
essential that the preparer use information, conclusions and recommendations
from other pertinent estimates.
Close coordination with the intelligence,
operations, and C-E staffs is essential; however, the preparer is responsible
for its contents. The following is an explanation of the EW Estimate format an
contents, an example of format can be found in Appendix A.