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.
But much like D3A, how does F2T2EA help you prosecute a TST or plan for it in advance?
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.