Appendix B - Compass Call Tasking Procedures
The ATO and air tasking message (ATM) are the air component commander's vehicles to assign COMPASS CALL jamming support. The ATO and ATM contain the basic information COMPASS CALL aircrews need to plan missions. Tasking requests should identify priorities of jamming targets, friendly air and surface units, objective areas and timing, restricted frequencies, and coordination of theater signal intelligence support units. The COMPASS CALL crew processes the information in its mission support facility or uses the information to perform manual mission planning. Tasking should also provide procedures for COMPASS CALL operations if communications are lost.
To plan and execute a COMPASS CALL mission, the unit will require the information in Figure B-1.
COMPASS CALL is not a tethered jammer controlled from the ground. This does not allow optimum use of the COMPASS CALL mission crew capabilities and information obtained during mission planning.
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