F2T2EAFind, Fix, Track, Target, Engage, Assess (targeting of hostile forces)
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To F2T2EA, maneuver, and communicate, our space forces need to know who to target, what to avoid when maneuvering, and how to communicate broadly, quickly, and clearly.
In other words, posturing space assets to F2T2EA as well as maneuver and communicate in a contested and degraded environment requires a faster, more robust architecture to provide tactical C2.
Any lapse in US capacity to ensure unhindered freedom to F2T2EA, maneuver, and communicate threatens the loss of the same air, land, and maritime capabilities.
But much like D3A, how does F2T2EA help you prosecute a TST or plan for it in advance?
Real-time weather information delivery to the cockpit has not been considered a priority despite its potential to reduce weather-related aborts and speed up the F2T2EA cycle.
Implementation of WISR will optimize the target kill cycle F2T2EA by integrating robust natural environmental information from ISR platforms into the weather analysis and prediction database and providing real-time, relevant weather information to the cockpit during mission execution.
3) If an organization does not carry out the actual targeting and killing of the enemy asset in the F2T2EA kill chain, then that unit performs a combat-support function.
This F2T2EA reference leaves out "target" and "engage"; these authors definitely understood the break between combat and combat support.
It adopts the Air Force's F2T2EA kill chain but also discusses many joint C2 and decision-making processes applicable to counterinsurgency operations, such as understanding the capabilities and limitations of the joint force, decentralizing and simplifying C2, and anticipating requirements in order to conduct processes in parallel.
9 expands the scope of F2T2EA to include all targets "that are not detected, identified, or developed in time to be included in deliberate targeting, and therefore have not had actions scheduled against them" (8), including both time-sensitive targets and many others.