EW provided data.
(1) Intelligence is data which results after analysis has been
conducted on gathered information (combat and other intelligence
reports). It has immediate or potentially significant importance to
military planning and operations.
It is given to the tactical
commander in the form of responses to his PIR and information
(2) Combat information is information given directly to the
tactical commander before it is analyzed or evaluated.
It is also
given to the EW team for analysis.
This highly perishable
information can have immediate impact on current combat plans and
operations. Its importance is such that it cannot be delayed for the
normal intelligence analysis.
Combat information which is not of
critical importance is integrated with other intelligence reports
received by the EW system. It is then analyzed for responses to the
commander's PIR and IR.