Pertinent factors about the terrain that may have a bearing on accomplishing the signal
mission support of the operation.
Existing signal systems and the political and security implications of employing the systems
in support military operations.
(b) Enemy situation. In evaluating the enemy situation for a signal estimate, consider the following:
The disposition of known or suspected enemy electronic warfare and communications
intelligence (COMINT) units that could impede the success of the mission.
Those portions of the frequency spectrum that are most congested by enemy electromagnetic
Peculiarities and weaknesses that will affect the enemy signal effectiveness, either favorably
(c) Your Own Situation. In evaluating your own situation, consider:
Present status of signal elements that are not committed and are available to support the
Morale and state of training of signal elements.
Vulnerability of signal elements, systems, and equipment to enemy electronic warfare
The adequacy of the signal security (SIGSEC) program and practices.
(d) Courses of Action. Determine all feasible courses of action that will accomplish the mission.
Each course of action is a clear, concise, logical statement indicating what signal support will be provided when,
where, and how to accomplish the mission. Each course of action must be within the capabilities of the signal
troops assigned to the command. In determining the various courses of action, consider the following:
Maintenance of existing systems to prevent disclosure of the impending operation to the
Phased displacement of signal facilities to provide for continuous operation.