c. Specific responsibilities the signal officer in a divisional
tactical operations and developing signal plans (e.g., the signal
estimate and signal annex to the MI battalion's operations plan
(OPLAN) or operations order (OPORD)).
(2) Coordinating signal support requirements with
staff elements and EW threat capabilities with the
(3) Coordinating with the division signal battalion S3 and
assistant division signal officer (ADSO) for division signal support
requests, such as Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) interface,
special signal support requests, etc.
(4) Planning and coordinating the installation, operation, and
maintenance of the battalion's frequency modulated (FM) radio nets,
terminal equipment (telephones, facsimile, and data terminals).
Under MSE, the user is responsible for connecting terminal equipment
to distribution boxes or remote multiplexer combiners.
(5) Installing, operating, and maintaining the battalion's
(6) Knowing the EW functions, which are depicted in Figure 1-4
and discussed below.
3. EW Components.
EW is military action involving the use of
electromagnetic energy to determine, exploit, reduce, or prevent
a. ESM involves actions taken under direct control of the
operational commander to search for, intercept, and identify sources
of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate
Thus, ESM provides a source of information
required for actions involving ECM, ECCM, avoidance, targeting, and
other tactical employment of forces.
b. ECM involves actions taken to prevent or reduce effective use
of the electromagnetic spectrum by hostile forces.
reradiation, or reflection of electromagnetic energy with the object
of degrading the effectiveness of electronic devices, equipment, or
systems which a hostile force is using.