EW is a major force multiplier when
integrated and employed with fire and maneuver. Used properly, it exploits
enemy weaknesses, protects friendly forces' freedom of action, and reduce
security and communication vulnerabilities. EW has three components (Figure
a. ESM provides the capability to intercept, identify, and locate enemy
emitters (Figure 1-2).
This crucial information is required for planning
jamming, deception, ECCM, and targeting operations. It is integrated with
the overall fire and maneuver plan.
capabilities that are used to plan ECM and ECCM operations. This capability
provides combat information for the analysts to determine the pertinent