According to Stars and Stripes, The USMC has successfully experimented with pairing Marines from the Radio Recon Team with Scout Sniper Marines in a recent exercise in Norway. The Marine Corps, like the Army, is recognizing the changes on the contemporary battlefield and applying outside-the-box thinking pairing signals intelligence specialists with their Scout Snipers.
The pairing was part of the Marine Corps’ effort to field electronic warfare support teams, or EWSTs, to support combatants where electromagnetic signals play an increasingly important role.
The drill helped develop and test the use of dedicated electronic warfare specialists to help the sniper team track enemy targets, Marine spokesman 2nd Lt. Dan Linfante said.
The concept of pairing intelligence enablers to the small unit is not new, but builds on organization that was previously limited to SOF operations targeting high value targets. If the goal of Intelligence is Exploitation, then pairing one asset…
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