Air and Missile Defense Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (AMD IPB)
Headquarters, Department of the Army Washington United States
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Air and Missile Defense IPB is a systematic continuous process of analyzing the adversarys aerial and Tactical Ballistic Missile TBM forces and environment in a specific geographic area and the battlefield around it. By determining the likely adversary courses of action COAs, their associated branches and sequels, and by describing the environment where air and missile defense forces are operating, this AMD IPB process helps the commander and staff selectively apply and maximize available AMD forces at critical points in time and space on the battlefield. Applied properly, AMD IPB provides for the timely and effective neutralization andor destruction of the aerial and TBM threat, while minimizing the requirement for friendly AMD assets. This provides the commander and staff with an informed method for providing asset defense from an adversarys aerial and TBM force. A large number of adversary countries possess or are trying to acquire TBMs and Advanced Air Breathing Threats ABTs i.e. Fixed-Wing FW aircraft, Rotary-Wing RW aircraft, Unmanned aircraft systems UAS, Anti-Radiation Missiles ARMs, and Cruise Missiles CMs, for prestige andor military purposes.