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High-Value Target

Definition/Scope: FM 1-02 has been superceded by ADRP 1-02. High-value targets (HVTs) are those assets that the adversary commander requires for the successful completion of the joint mission (and supporting missions) that are depicted and described on the joint doctrinal template. These targets are identified by combining operational judgment with an evaluation of the information contained in the joint doctrinal template and description. Assets are identified that are critical to the joint mission’s success, that are key to each component’s supporting operation, or that are crucial to the adoption of various branches or sequels to the joint operation. (Joint) A target the enemy commander requires for the successful completion of the mission. The loss of high-value targets would be expected to seriously degrade important enemy functions throughout the friendly commander’s area of interest. JP 1-02 (DOD) A target the enemy commander requires for the successful completion of the mission. The loss of high-value targets would be expected to seriously degrade important enemy functions throughout the friendly commander’s area of interest. FM 1-02



Acronym:

HVT

Broader Terms:

Communication High Accuracy Airborne Location System
G-2
Intelligence Community
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
IPB
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
targeting
targets

Narrower Terms:

METT-TC
mission analysis
named area of interest

Related Terms:

battlefield coordination element
Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate
FSCOORD
High-Payoff Target
high-value individual
High-Value Target Operations
target development and support to targeting
Time-sensitive targeting


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