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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, the Electronic Attack Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Field Manual (FM 34-45) covers the use of electronic attack assets.

In the preface, it states:

"The purpose of this manual is to address the deployment and employment of electronic attack (EA) assets at division and brigade; discuss concepts and principles unique to EA; describe how to integrate EA into the targeting effort; address specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) when applicable. This manual is a guide for Army commanders, staffs, and operators who plan and/or execute EA. It applies equally to the Active Component (AC), US Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG)."

Some highlights of the contents:

"Electronic warfare includes three major subdivisions: ELECTRONIC PROTECTION - EP involves actions taken to protect personnel, facilities, and equipment from any effects of friendly or enemy employment of EW that degrade, neutralize, or destroy friendly combat capability. ELECTRONIC WARFARE SUPPORT - ES involves the search for, intercepts, identification, and location of sources of radiated EM energy (intentional and unintentional) in order to recognize and collect information on the threat. ES provides information necessary for immediate decisions involving EW operations and other tactical actions. Both EA and ES are critical and mutually supportive components. ELECTRONIC ATTACK - EA involves the use of EM, directed energy (DE), or anti-radiation weapons to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intent of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability and is considered to be a form of fires. EA includes taking actions to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the EM spectrum (for example, jamming and EM deception); employing weapons that use either EM or DE to destroy EM equipment (for example, lasers, radio frequency [RF] weapons, or particle beams).

First Recorded Instance of Deliberate Radio Jamming - The first recorded instance of deliberate radio jamming took place in September 1901 in the US. Interestingly, it was aimed at securing commercial gain rather than military advantage. As now, there was considerable public interest in the America's Cup yacht races, and the newspaper first to reach the stands carrying each result stood to reap a large profit. A third company failed to get a sponsor but...used a transmitter more powerful than its competitors, and one of its engineers, John Pickard, worked out a method which allowed him to jam signals from the other companies while at the same time to report on the progress of the race from his boat."

This manual is produced by Headquarters, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

As a bonus, this reproduction includes FM-1, The Army Field Manual, a capstone manual containing the vision for the Army - sold separately for $5.99. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower. The most important of these are the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine. All Soldiers should understand and internalize them. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Army's place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier.

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.

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