high-payoff target


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high-payoff target

A target whose loss to the enemy will significantly contribute to the success of the friendly course of action. High-payoff targets are those high-value targets that must be acquired and successfully attacked for the success of the friendly commander's mission. Also called HPT. See also high-value target; target.
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Information from FM 2-0, Intelligence, April 15, 2014, page 1-13) Key Input Targeting Key Output Function * Commander's Intent * High-payoff target list * Completed Intelligence Decide * Target selection standards preparation of the * Attack guidance matrix battle-field * Input to information products collection plan * Targeting Requirements * Information collection tasks Detect * Intelligence operations * Decision to attack target to identify and track key (with lethal or non-lethal targets for delivery of Fires weapons) Deliver * Intelligence Operations to continue to identity and track targets * Attack guidance matrix Assess * Intelligence operations to * Delivery of fire (lethal determine the effects of or non-lethal) tires for combat assessent * Information collection tasks
In deciding which targets to attack, engineers must provide input to develop the high-payoff target list (HPTL).
This skill will enhance the ability of engineers to influence mobility on the battlefield, freeing explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel to concentrate on high-payoff targets and further bridge the gap between the engineer and EOD communities.

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