Flashcards in EW Fundamentals Deck (91)
What's FM covers Electronic Warfare?
As per FM 3–36, what is Electronic Warfare?
Electronic warfare is military action involving the use of electromagnetic and direct energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum or to attack the enemy.
As per FM 3–36, what is an operational environment?
An operational environment is a composite of the conditions, circumstances, and influences that affect the employment capabilities and bear on the decisions of the commander.
As per FM 3–36, what is the electromagnetic spectrum?
The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of frequencies of EM radiation from zero to infinity. It is divided into 26 alphabetically designated bands. The spectrum is a continuum of all EM waves arranged according to frequency and wavelength.
Extremely high frequency
Extremely low frequency
Super high frequency
Very low frequency
EW consists of what three divisions?
Electronic attack (EA)
Electronic protection (EP)
Electronic warfare support (ES)
Name examples of systems and targets dependent on the EM spectrum.
Weapons of mass destruction
Improvised explosive devices
Space-based sensors and relays
Motors and generators
Deeply buried targets
Electronic Attack (EA)
The use of electromagnetic energy, directed energy, or anti-radiation weapons to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intent of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability and is considered a form of fires.
What are "principal EW activities?"
Principal EW activities support unified land operations by exploiting the opportunities and vulnerabilities inherent in the use of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Electronic Attack (EA) includes:
Electromagnetic jamming (CREW)
Expendables (such as flares and active decoys)
EA activities (6):
Electronic Protection (EP)
Actions taken to protect personnel, facilities, and equipment from any effects of friendly or enemy use of the electromagnetic spectrum that degrade, neutralize, or destroy from a combat capability.
Electronic Protection (EP) includes:
Electronic Warfare Support (ES)
Actions task by, or under the direct control of, and operational commander to search for, intercept, identify, and locate or localize sources of intentional and unintentional radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition, targeting, planning, and conduct of future operations.
EP activities (8):
Electronic Warfare Support (ES) include:
Collection supporting electronic warfare
ES activities (3):