Edited by Brendan B. McBreen
The purpose of the EMCON SOP is to reduce the technical signature of the infantry battalion—to reduce electromagnetic emissions in order to avoid being located and targeted by the adversary.
The threat has changed. Our adversaries can now locate us with sophisticated electromagnetic reconnaissance—EW satellites, aircraft, UAS, and ground collections capabilities—and then target us with long-range precision fires. Electromagnetic warfare (EW) is changing ground combat and we now need to change how we fight.