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Title: Example: Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
Action: Begin with other services chart and add the Kill Chain graphic, which shows how these systems are integrated to form a sleek, fine-tuned machine. Also show the following elements of the kill chain as each is mentioned in the following narration:
Taliban/al Qa'ida Leadership
Voice: An example of synergistic effect was demonstrated during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Separate command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and strike assets were integrated into a theater-wide target kill chain leading to greater effectiveness than could have been achieved if these systems operated independently. The Combined Air Operations Center or CAOC in Saudi Arabia directed multiple air assets during a mission to find and destroy Taliban and al Qa’ida leadership facilities and personnel. Using their theater-wide perspective and centralized control of the battlespace
Action: The words Find, Fix, and Track are highlighted on the kill chain graphic and the following text is presented to replace the previous text block, although the title will remain the same:
Voice: CAOC personnel tasked multiple ISR platforms, including JSTARS and Predator to find, fix and track a convoy of enemy targets to a compound. The predator maintained surveillance of the enemy while the...
Action: The words "...Target, Engage..." are highlighted on the kill chain graphic and the following text is presented to replace the previous text block, although the title will remain the same:
Voice: CAOC re-tasked an AC-130 gunship operating in another part of the theater to move and engage the compound. By integrating the video feed from the Predator directly into the AC-130 cockpit, off limits targets were identified to minimize collateral damage while authorized targets were attacked by the gunship.
Action: The word Assess is highlighted on the kill chain graphic and the following text is presented to replace the previous text block, although the title will remain the same:
Voice: Finally, the predator completed the cycle by providing real time damage assessment back to the CAOC.
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