Heavy Division Organic Signals Intelligence (SIGINT): Added Value or Added Baggage.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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This monograph discusses heavy division organic SIGINT and its limited ability to aid the commander in the divisions fight. Modern weapon system employment demands that intelligence and SIGINT provide precision intelligence at extended ranges. Furthermore, tactical SIGINT system mobility and survivability requires carriers that are as mobile and survivable as the combat systems they support. This monograph examines the range, accuracy of collection, and the mobility and survivability of tactical SIGINT systems. The monograph first determines that the changing nature of the modern battlefield and doctrine require tactical SIGINT assets to adequately range targets, determine precisely their location, move with combat formations yet remain survivable. The monograph uses these three requirements through each section as a guide in determining the value of SIGINT. Next, it evaluates tactical SIGiNT through two case studies. The first is Desert ShieldDesert Storm and the second is at the National Training Center. Both case studies evaluate currently available tactical SIGINT systems. Then, the monograph examines future SIGINT in the form of the Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Common Sensor System GBCS-H and AQF, comparing it to both the currently fielded systems and the requirements of the modern battlefield.
- Computer Systems
- Military Intelligence
- Radio Communications