c. As a higher echelon adopts these priorities, subordinate echelons must
follow them as they develop their preplanned EW targets.
This focus on a
strategy ensures that the limited EW assets available are working in a
complementary fashion. Additionally, the G3 will establish the priorities for
EW support to subordinate units in paragraph 3 of the operations order (OPORD).
This priority among Brigades a the Division level, and among Divisions in the
Corps OPORD affects the task organization of EW assets and the handling of on-
d. Combining the results of the previous two steps, the EWO in
coordination with the FSE or targeting cell next decide which specific targets
to am or exploit to best support the EW strategy and the friendly Commander's
concept of the operation.
The G3 or S3 makes this determination based on
recommendations from the EWO at Corps or Division or from the DISE at Brigade.
(Key enemy elements, whose movement or action is considered important, are
prioritized for ES missions.) If appropriate, their control links are
prioritized for jamming to delay receipt of orders to move.
communications links am also prioritized for jamming. Emitters associated with
unique enemy missions or actions are prioritized for intercept.
target selected in sample scenarios are provided later in this lesson. This is
the selection of High Priority Targets (HPTs) in the targeting process. During
this step, the G3 or S3, assisted by the Fire Support Officer (FSO) or Fire
Support Coordinator (FSCOORD), also coordinates these targets with those which
he selects for fire, integrating lethal and nonlethal fires.
e. After the G3/S3 has selected the preplanned targets which he desires to
influence or exploit, the EWO at Corps and Division, or the DISE at Brigade,
documents these missions on worksheets called EW Target Lists (EWTL).
worksheets serve as planning documents for coordination between elements in the
The worksheets at each echelon are provided to the next higher
echelon to coordinate missions and to request support for missions which are
beyond the capability of the assets available at a given echelon. Provision of
these worksheets to the next higher level allows for review to avoid conflicts
such as simultaneously tasking for both jamming and collecting on the same
In the same way, these worksheets are also exchanged with adjacent
units to avoid conflicts.
f. To complete the preplanning process, the EWO at Corps or Division uses
the completed EWTL to examine the distribution of missions and to recommend
allocation of EW assets.
At Division, this involves recommendations for
designating the priority of EW effort to a particular Brigade during a given
phase of the battle.
At Corps, this entails recommendations for allocating
ground-based EW assets in support of Divisions and establishing priorities for
airborne EW assets.
g. Preplanned jamming requires the greatest amount of detail identifying
the unit, location, and time. I must be totally synchronized with fire support
and maneuver to achieve maximum results.
Preplanned jamming missions may
engage a target simultaneously with fire, or singularly engage lower priority
targets with simultaneous fire on HPTs.
4. Planning On-call Targets.
a. Unlike preplanned EW targets, information regarding on-call EW targets
cannot be predicted in detail. Their importance to the maneuver operation may
not be recognized until the operation is actually under way. Their locations
and the key times to interdict or collect on these