(1) Paragraph 1 - MISSION.
State the EW mission in terms of the
operation being supported.
(2) Paragraph 2 - SITUATION AND COURSES OF ACTION. Discuss the impact
of EW operations on the friendly and enemy courses of action.
(3) Sub-paragraph A - Considerations Affecting the Possible Courses of
Action. This sub-paragraph has 6 components. The first involves the impact of
weather and terrain on the "Characteristics of the Area of Operations."
Identify predicted weather conditions which would
affect the friendly and enemy electronic devices, particularly those conditions
which would enhance or degrade communications and airborne EW operations.
Analyze normal or predicted wind speeds and directions to assist in planning
for the deployment of rope, chaff and other airborne EW devices.
Identify terrain features which would provide the
best sites for the employment of friendly and enemy ES and EA devices.
Identify those terrain features which would shield enemy and friendly
Address also the effect extreme weather conditions (i.e.
storms, snow, etc.) on the trafficability of the terrain.
(b) Enemy EW Situation.
Under this section, determine, or make a
logical assumption as to the enemy's airborne/ground-based EW operational
This provides an estimate of the
enemy's EW combat power.
(c) Own EW Situation.
Under this section, provide an overview of
friendly EW combat power in terms of ground-based/airborne dispositions.
(d) Relative EW Comb Support Power.
Determine the relative EW combat
power between the friendly and enemy forces.
(e) EW Resources Used.
Identify major friendly EW resources,
organizations and general capabilities organic to, or available/desired from
higher headquarters. Reference any C-E systems critical to the accomplishment
of the mission of the issuing headquarters.
(f) EW Support to other Plans.
Identify any EW support to plans
other than those discussed above.
(a) Enumerated EW Capabilities. Identify the enemy's capability to
conduct intercept, direction finding, jamming, and deception operations against
(b) Enemy Probable Courses of Action and Effect on EW.
logical assumption as to how the enemy will employ his forces in battle and how
he will use EW to support his combat operations.