a. ESM provides the capability to intercept, locate, and identify
enemy emitters (Figure 1-2). This information is needed for planning
targeting operations. It is integrated with the commander's overall
fire and maneuver plan.
The Assistant Chief of Staff G2,
Intelligence (G2), who coordinates with the Assistant Chief of Staff
G3, Operations (G3), has staff responsibility for ESM operations.
intelligence about the enemy's location, activity, possible future
Special EW equipment is
ultra HF, and super HF ranges. This interception capability provides
combat information for the analysts to determine the pertinent
(2) Identification operations help
to identify the size
(personnel and equipment), type, echelon, and function of enemy
This information has great significance in the commander's
fire and maneuver plans.
By identifying the enemy unit, the
commander and his staff can better prepare combat operations.
Signals analysts at the MI battalion operations center perform this
They use automated support to collect, manage, analyze,
and report intelligence data.
This intelligence is provided to the
commander and his staff for planning purposes.