Target link distance.
This is the distance between the enemy
For example, the distance between a regimental
command post (CP) and a battalion CP.
The distance between the jammer and the enemy receiver.
Radio LOS between the jammer and the targeted receiver.
Effective radiated power of the jammer and the enemy transmitter.
Compatible bandwidths between the jammer and enemy transceiver.
Weather, terrain, and vegetation.
c. Step 3. Jammer Deployment. Jammers are HPTs for destruction. Because
of their high power output and unique electronic signature, they are relatively
easy to detect and will be susceptible to damage.
Taken together, these
factors dictate that jammer deployment be well planned and executed.
site selection and strict adherence to unit field SOP are essential to
(1) General site locations are established by MI commanders or the ACE,
coordinated with the unit in whose area they are operating, and refined by the
platoon or team leaders.
terrain, LOS, and the tactical situation are critical selection factors.
Because of LOS requirements of VHF frequencies, jammers in that frequency range
will have to be close to the forward edge of the battlefield area (FEBA) to
accomplish the mission, probably within three to five kilometers. You as an on
the ground leader, or principal staff officer, can be a very important
contributor to site selection. Where higher terrain is available, VHF jammers
may successfully operate farther back.
(2) HF jammers may be as close as seven kilometers but are usually
Jammers have to move for self-protection
and to maintain favorable transmission paths against enemy radios which are
moving as the battle progresses. Changes in battle lines will require frequent
Jammer sites and alternates are preselected for each phase of
the battle. These sites must:
Be accessible and concealed from enemy direct fire weapons.
Facilitate electronic massing of several
jammers against single