air reconnaissance


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air reconnaissance

The acquisition of intelligence information by employing visual observation and/or sensors (like synthetic aperture radar, side-looking radar, infrared sensors, aerial cameras, and electro-optical devices) in aircraft, satellites, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), and other aerial vehicles.
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Located at Barksdale AFB, LA its mission was to "execute upon short notice long-range strategic air reconnaissance operations on a global scale.
UNIFIL's air reconnaissance observed several other impacts of the IDF shelling scattered around the same general area.
RAFO, along with search and rescue operations, provided air reconnaissance and put all its helicopters at alert in preparation for any emergency calls, in addition to the engineering services which has put its equipment on standby through the provision of water to areas in need of such services and the provision of equipment for the paving of the roads that were affected by the rains.
Staff General Mohammed Khalaf told Aswat al-Iraq that the joint operation was made, 30 km south Kirkuk, following air reconnaissance two days ago to determine the sites of the gunmen.
On the other hand, students of World War I aviation will note that the author fails to recognize a more troubling impact of aerial observation on the nature of combat in the Great War: by diminishing the possibility of surprise, air reconnaissance contributed substantially to the murderous stalemate on the Western Front.
During the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis LT Lackey served as the Senior Air Reconnaissance Liaison Officer to U.
Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2, stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, disestablished on 17 May.
Every talent was demonstrated during the more than 900 sorties conducting search and rescue, air reconnaissance, air transport of key personnel and digital image of key infrastructure.
P-3C patrol (VP) pilots, $10,000 per year; VP NFOs, $10,000 per year; * EP-3 air reconnaissance (VQ) pilots, $10,000 per year; VQ NFOs, $10,000 per year; * E-6A airborne communications (VQ [T]) pilots, $5,000 per year; VQ (T) NFOs, $5,000 per year.
Sources said that the present line of thinking in the government, and specifically within the Home Ministry was that states where Naxalism prevails should continue to use their respective police forces and paramilitaries as a counter, and use the armed forces for providing training, air reconnaissance etc.
The Nimrod MRA4, which will be formally declared in service next year, will be the RAF's most high-tech air reconnaissance plane to date.
THE commander of a US Navy air reconnaissance squadron that provides the President and the Defence Secretary with the airborne ability to command the nation's nuclear weapons has been relieved of duty.