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able to optimally emplace for operations
while using masking terrain. With practice, the team was able to conduct ES
and extract OPFOR C2 frequencies. The
OPFOR's nearly exclusive communication
technology was Single Channel, Plain
Text (SC PT) communications. This enabled the team to quickly identify their
frequencies, determine the net's purpose and to listen to enemy reports.
This information would then be relayed via JCR or VHF back to the BCT
TOC and shared with the S2 CUOPs. The
teams tied in with their local company
commander and provided real-time situational awareness of OPFOR chatter, to
include Observation Post (OP) locations
and ambush sites. During critical junctions in the battle, the EWWTs would
then "hot mic" the OPFOR frequencies
to deny their use. This tactic introduced active electronic attack (EA) to
the battlefield and sowed considerable
frustration amongst the OPFOR. Frequently the OPFOR could be heard during breaks in jamming cursing whoever
was hot-micing the net because they
thought it was fratricidal.

DRT-8210 dismounted, camouflaged, with a
30-ft CAT-5 cable providing standoff.

NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
With the lessons learned from Bayonet Focus, the EWWTs set off for the
NTC in September 2017. The teams were
expanded to a pair of three-man teams
(5x 29E E5s, 1x 29E E7). Due to resourcing constraints, the teams were limited
in number and in communications. This
time the teams used a MATV with one (1)
VHF radio equipped with the DRT-8210 ES
system and one M1151 as the command
vehicles the EA truck, equipped with one
(1) VHF radio, a DRT-1301C+ ES system,
JCR and an EA trailer. Their primary targets included the OPFOR Family Radio

The Journal of Electronic Defense | February 2018

the Joint Capabilities Release (JCR)
force tracking system, 2 VHF radios and
a DRT-8210 Electronic Warfare Support
(ES) system.
Testing this concept with a small
unit initially was a great first step towards understanding the processes, procedures and systems for both the EWWT
crew and the CEMA staff. The staff had to
develop numerous systems for handling
the Current Operations (CUOPs) fight.
This included battle tracking, Tactical
Operation Center (TOC) battle drills, reporting formats, reporting time frames
and command and control (C2) systems.
The CUOPs side of the house had to learn
how to nest efforts with the Future Operations (FUOPs) planning. Coordination
of these operations ensured the teams
received the information needed for follow-on operations in a timely manner to
enable mission completion.
The crew developed a lot of field
craft techniques on the fly. The past
experience of the operators (two infantrymen and one combat engineer) paid
dividends. The vehicle moved tactically
using intravenous (IV) lines and was

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2018

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Big Challenges Ahead as DOD Tries to Address EMSO Implementation
Tactical CEMA for the Mechanized Force
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - February 2018 - intro
JED - February 2018 - cover1
JED - February 2018 - cover2
JED - February 2018 - 3
JED - February 2018 - 4
JED - February 2018 - 5
JED - February 2018 - The View From Here
JED - February 2018 - 7
JED - February 2018 - Conferences Calendar
JED - February 2018 - 9
JED - February 2018 - Courses Calendar
JED - February 2018 - 11
JED - February 2018 - From the President
JED - February 2018 - 13
JED - February 2018 - 14
JED - February 2018 - The Monitor
JED - February 2018 - 16
JED - February 2018 - 17
JED - February 2018 - 18
JED - February 2018 - 19
JED - February 2018 - World Report
JED - February 2018 - 21
JED - February 2018 - Big Challenges Ahead as DOD Tries to Address EMSO Implementation
JED - February 2018 - 23
JED - February 2018 - 24
JED - February 2018 - 25
JED - February 2018 - 26
JED - February 2018 - insert1
JED - February 2018 - insert2
JED - February 2018 - Tactical CEMA for the Mechanized Force
JED - February 2018 - 28
JED - February 2018 - 29
JED - February 2018 - 30
JED - February 2018 - New Products
JED - February 2018 - EW 101
JED - February 2018 - 33
JED - February 2018 - AOC News
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JED - February 2018 - 36
JED - February 2018 - Index of Advertisers
JED - February 2018 - JED Quick Look
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