WTI Generals 6 Functions

  1. List the 6 Functions
    AR, ASE, AAW, EW, OAS, Command A/C Miss
  2. Command A/C Missiles-  how does it integrate to the ACE
    • •Integrates the other 5 functions
    • by:
    • –Providing means for MAGTF Commander
    • to exercise C2 authority over Marine aviation assets
  3. Air Direction
    • authority to regulate the employment of air resources including both aircraft
    • and surface to air weapons to maintain a balance between their availability and
    • the priorities assigned for their use. 
    • Examples of air direction include: ATO development, processing air
    • support requests, changing scheduled missions, and moving air defense units.
  4. Air Control, 2 parts:
    • Airspace Control:
    • the physical maneuver of aircraft already in flight or the direction of a GBAD unit
    • to engage a specific target in flight
    • Airspace management: addresses
    • the coordination, integration and regulation 
    • of the use of airspace.  allow maximum freedom.  The MACCS provides the ACE commander with the ability to conduct AM
  5. Airspace Control - Positive, Procedural, combo
    • Positive:
    • required use of radars, other sensors, and IFF

    • Procedural:
    • relies on a combination of previously agreed upon and promulgated orders and
    • procedures, to include ACMs and FSCMs
  6. Centralized Command
    • –ACE Commander must plan, direct and coordinate all
    • aspects of aviation employment
  7. Decentralized Control
    • –ACE Commander must also optimize
    • the flexibility, versatility, and
    • responsiveness of
    • aviation by allowing control by responsive agencies
  8. ASE 6 Tasks
    • •Combat Assault Transport
    • •Air Delivery(FW TR Helo)
    • •Aerial Refueling
    • •TRAP
    • •Air Logistics Support(FW TR)
    • •Battlefield Illumination
  9. ASE Definition
    • The use of aircraft to provide tactical
    • mobility and logistic support for the MAGTF, the movement of high-priority cargo and
    • personnel within the immediate area of operations, in-flight (air-to-air) refueling, and the evacuation of personnel and cargo
  10. OAS definition
    • The use of aircraft to provide tactical
    • mobility and logistic support for the MAGTF, the movement of high-priority cargo and
    • personnel within the immediate area of operations, in-flight (air-to-air) refueling, and the evacuation ofpersonnel and cargo
  11. OAS Missions:

    • •DAS
    • - AI - Armed Recce  - SCAR
  12. CAS:
    • air action by fixed and rotary-wing
    • aircraft against hostile targets that are in close proximity to friendly forces and which require detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of those forces
  13. DAS:
    • air action against enemy targets at
    • such a distance from friendly forces that detailed integration of each mission with fire and movement of friendly forces is not required
  14. AR:
    • locate and attack targets
    • of opportunity (i.e., enemy materiel, personnel, and facilities) in assigned areas.
  15. SCAR:
    acquire, report, and coordinate the destruction of targets
  16. AI:
    destroy, neutralize or delay the enemy’s military potential before it can be brought to bear effectively against friendly forces.
  17. AAW Definition
    • The action that is required to destroy
    • or reduce to an acceptable level the enemy air and missile threat
    • OAAW Air Defense
  18. OAAW
    –Offensive Counter Air (OCA) – screen
    –Surface-to-surface – cruise missile
    • Operations conducted against the
    • enemy air assets and air defense systems before they can be launched or assume
    • an attacking role
  19. Air Defense
    -Active and Passive
    • All defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles in the
    • Earth’s envelope of atmosphere or to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of such an attack

    • Passive –Camouflage–Concealment–Cover
    • –Deception–Dispersion

    • Active - AAD/DCA integrate:•Intercept control
    • •Early Warning (EW) •Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) •Fighter aircraft
  20. Air Reconnissance
    • Obtain information concerning
    • terrain, weather, and the disposition, composition, movement, installations,
    • Lines of Communication (LOCs), electronic and communication emissions of enemy
    • forces
  21. Types of Air Reconnissance
    • •Visual Reconnaissance
    • •Multisensor Imagery Reconnaissance
    • •Electronic Reconnaissance
  22. Air Reconnissance purpose(4)
    • •Mitigate fog of the unknown
    • •Achieve information advantage
    • •Avoid reconnaissance by attrition
    • •Provide the Commander educated and
    • calculated courses of action
  23. EW Definition:
    • •Any military action involving the
    • use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum or to attack the enemy
  24. EW types(3)
    • •Electronic Attack
    • •Electronic Protection
    • •Electronic Warfare Support
  25. EA
    • –Degrade, disrupt, destroy
    • •Communications jamming
    • •RADAR jamming
    • •Global Positioning System (GPS) jamming
  26. EP
    • –Counter to EA
    • •A/A RADAR self protection
    • •ARC-210 communications agility or hopping
    • •Develop tactics and procedures without GPS
  27. ES
    • –Search
    • –Intercept
    • –Identify
    • –Locate
    • •Transmissions can equal targeted
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WTI Generals 6 Functions
WTI Generals 6 Functions