Fleet Emission Control Operations Tactical Memorandum Released

Story Number: NNS130718-15Release Date: 7/18/2013 10:53:00 AM
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From Navy Warfare Development Command Public Affairs

NORLFOLK (NNS) -- A Fleet Emission Control (EMCON) Operations tactical memorandum (TACMEMO) developed by Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC)-with input from Fleet operators from numerous commands-is now available through the Navy Doctrine Library System (NDLS).

The Fleet EMCON Operations TACMEMO proposes fleet tactics to counter an adversary's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

It consolidates existing EMCON doctrine, and codifies carrier strike group (CSG)-level EMCON planning considerations and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). It also provides an introduction to the emerging concept of Signature Control, which allows commanders to approach counter-ISR planning and assessment in a holistic, logical manner.

"Emission control procedures are not a new concept to the Fleet, but our approach has changed in order to effectively counter an evolving adversarial threat," said Rear Adm. Scott B. Jerabek, commander, NWDC. "This TACMEMO greatly enhances commanders' ability to plan, execute and assess EMCON operations in a modern maritime environment."

This publication addresses surface, air and subsurface units-including coalition forces under U.S. tactical control-and will be refined during fleet training and certification events, war games, and limited objective experiments. The TACMEMO is primarily intended for use by tactical commanders afloat and maritime component commanders along with their staffs afloat and ashore. This guidance is also intended to support watchstanders at the task force, task group, and task unit level.

The Fleet EMCON Operations TACMEMO, 3-51.1-13, can be accessed on NDLS at: http://ndls.nwdc.navy.smil.mil.

With more than 750 Navy doctrine and tactics publications, tactical memoranda, and Fleet CONOPS, NDLS is the one-stop repository for all Navy doctrine, tactics, and related products.

For more news from Navy Warfare Development Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/nwdc/.

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