targets are not known until the situation map (SITMAP) in the TOC is updated.
Therefore, these emissions could not be included on the EWTLs which were
prepared before the operation. They will need to be forwarded separately for
b. While the specific data to jam or collect on these targets cannot be
predicted, potential targets can be identified and tracked until they are
selected for EW action. To do this, the EWO monitors the SITMAP to identify
enemy units of potential significance. He maintains his own overlay depicting
the location of EW assets in his area with their range based on LOS and updates
this overlay as EW systems move. Comparison of this overlay to the SITMAP then
determines which of the potential targets may be engaged.
c. Based on his overlay and the current SITMAP, the EWO staff element will
recommend on-call EW targets to the G3/S3 as the operation progresses.
G3/S3 will also select on-call targets based on his analysis of the ongoing
friendly operation and will provide a copy of the on-call EW target list to the
d. The EWO at each echelon will normally maintain a separate list of
Using the same format as the EWTL, this list will be a
working document which need not be provided to higher and adjacent units. The
detailed data on these potential targets is not all available, so there will be
many blanks or incomplete entries on the worksheet. The EWO will fill in this
worksheet as the SITMAP provides answers.
By maintaining and constantly
updating this worksheet, on-call EW targeting data is ready for rapid
identification and for request of EW missions. When these targets are to be
jammed or exploited, the DISE at Brigade or the EWO at Corps or Division call
these missions directly to their supporting MI TOC for execution.
e. All three types of targets are identified in an operation. Preplanned
ES targets are selected to detect the movement of enemy second-echelon forces
at key times.
Preplanned EA targets are identified to degrade critical
Additionally, categories for targets of opportunity are
preplanned to degrade enemy operations if and when EW operators acquire these
Finally, as the operation progresses, on-call targets are
Missions attacking or exploiting them are tasked,
f. The development of targets of all types is through the standard target
development process described in FM 34-1 and FC 6-20-10. HVT and HPT must be
identified through the IPB and TVA processes. Comparison of these HVTs to the
friendly Commander's intent and concept of the operation leads to the selection
Identification of the priority for each target, relative to other
targets of all types, is critical to ensure effective control. For example, if
an on-call mission is required, the requestor must identify the priority of
that mission as compared to existing priorities for preplanned and other
If he does not, that on-call mission may preempt a more important
preplanned mission or other on-call missions.
5. Planning Organization of Assets
a. As mentioned in the preceding discussion of the EW preplanning process,
the selection of EW targets also influences the task organization of EW assets
and the designation of EW priorities of effort. By analyzing the distribution
of preplanned EW targets on the battlefield and their priorities, the need for
concentration of EW assets can be determined. If the majority of the