DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE USSPACECOM REGULATION 55-14
Headquarters United States Space Command 24 December 1987
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado 80914-5001 Operations
Figure 1. USSPACECOM C2CM Involvement.
5. Processing RECM Clearances and Notifications. (2) When the request is completed, the MWC
AFR 55-44 gives coordination requirements for pro- crew commander recommends approval or denial
cessing RECM clearances and notifications within the based upon current or potential degradations of missile
United States. warning and space surveillance sensors and satellite
control systems. In addition, the SOIC and the Indica-
6. Procedures: tions and Warning Center provide the location of
a. For RECM activities affecting USSPACECOM unfriendly SIGINT collectors in the vicinity of the re-
(including external noise), component commands get quested RECM and RECCM activity. The presence
specific concurrence of the USSPACECOM SPACC of SIGINT collectors does not automatically require
SD and the NORAD Command Director (CD). CD or SD denial of the request. Under normal cir-
cumstances, all daily RECM and RECCM requests can
b. Components coordinate all unit-generated ECM be approved. If a special classified RECM exercise is
exercises, including external noise, with the Missile scheduled, the location of a SIGINT collector may dic-
Warning Center 30 minutes and 5 minutes prior to start tate denial of the request. If the request is denied, the
time. Upon initial receipt of an RECM/RECCM re- center denying the request activates the operations loop
quest, a nonsecure conference is convened between the and states the reasons why.
NORAD Command Post (NCP), Space Command (3) The MWC crew commander relays approval
Center (SPACC), Missile Warning Center (MWC), or denial of the clearances.
and the Aerospace Defense Intelligence Center
(ADIC). (4) The CD or SD and MWC crew commander,
(1) For all RECM and RECCM training requests, SSC commander, or SPADOC commander makes sure
the MWC crew commander and SSC or SPADOC RECM are promptly terminated in compliance with
commanders conference the SD and Assistant for restrictions specified in this regulation.
Displays (AD) using the direct line and advise that (5) All personnel ensure classified information
RECM and RECCM is requested. The AD immediate- is not revealed over unsecure communications.
ly conferences the SOIC. When the SOIC answers, the
MWC crew commander, SSC commander, or 7. Restricted Frequencies. USSPACECOM compo-
SPADOC commander directs the site to proceed with nent commands are granted restricted frequencies
the request. within the restricted bands identified in AFR 55-44. USSPACECOMR 55-14 24 December 1987 3 8. RECM Restrictions: 9. Advanced Alert Condition (LERTCON). At ad-
vanced LERTCONS, the MWC crew commander and
a. Interference with other users of electromagnetic SSC, SPACC, and SPADOC commanders notify ap-
radiations needs to be minimized. Where interference propriate agencies that previously-granted RECM
is possible, the component unit coordinates with all af- clearances are rescinded and deny all subsequent
fected agencies prior to the start of active RECM. This RECM requests.
coordination continues during the training or testing
period to ensure safety and to provide a rapid, effec- 10. Training:
tive response to unexpected or adverse effects.
a. All component commands perform required
b. RECM and RECCM exercise or test reports are simulated or real-world RECM training according to
released only to nations participating in the test or ex- their individual requirements.
ercise. These reports include technical details of elec- b. If any imposed restrictions result in serious train-
tronic warfare (EW) equipment or techniques used for ing deficiencies, notify HQ USSPACECOM Deputy
the test or exercise. DO NOT RELEASE INFORMA- Director of Command and Control Countermeasures
TION TO NONPARTICIPATING NATIONS. Division (J3G).
Commander in Chief
G. A. STANSELL
Director of Administration