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FIELD MANUAL
NO. 34-25-1
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 3 October 1995

FM 34-25-1

JOINT SURVEILLANCE TARGET ATTACK RADAR SYSTEM (Joint STARS)

Table of Contents


PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

What is Joint STARS?
Mission
What Does It Provide?
Major Components
Air Force E-8 Aircraft Staffing
Ground Station Module

CHAPTER 2 - EQUIPMENT

Air Force E-8 Aircraft
Army Ground Station Modules
Block I, Medium Ground Station Module (MGSM)
Block I, Light Ground Station Module (LGSM)
Common Ground Station (CGS)

CHAPTER 3 - MISSION OPERATIONS

Ground Station Modules
Preplanned and Baseline Taskings
E-8 Tasking
Reporting
Radar Service Requests
Post Mission Analysis
Post Mission Imagery Exploitation
Multiple Asset Integration
Ground Station Module-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Joint Tactical Terminal
Ground Station Module-Satellite Communications
Operational Emplacement
Division
Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR)
Aviation Brigade Corps and Division
Maneuver Brigade

CHAPTER 4 - ECHELON SUPPORT AND PRODUCTS

Echelons Above Corps (Theater Army)
Corps and Division GSM Products and Applications
Future Capabilities

CHAPTER 5 - SURVIVABILITY

Threat
Survival Measures Against Conventional Threats
Survival in a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Environment
Operations Security
Physical Security

CHAPTER 6 - MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS

Maintenance
Logistics

CHAPTER 7 - TRAINING

Imagery Ground Station Operator (96H)
Maintainer (33T)
Unit Trained Critical Tasks
Unit Sustainment Training and Crew Drills
Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course
Leader, Warrant, and Officer Training

APPENDIX A - JOINT STARS MISSION PLANNING FACTORS (CLASSIFIED)

APPENDIX B - GROUND STATION MODULE COMMUNICATIONS

Connectivity
Cryptographic Material, Communications Security, and Signals Operations Instructions

APPENDIX C - CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

Joint STARS Contingency Mission
Examples of Contingency Operations Support

APPENDIX D - JOINT TACTICAL TERMINAL

Communications
JTT Nets
Future Joint STARS and JTT Capability

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


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