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armed reconnaissance

An air mission flown to locate and attack enemy material, personnel, and facilities (i.e., targets of opportunity) in an assigned general area or along an assigned route and not for the purpose of attacking specifically briefed targets. Also known as search and strike missions. Strike aircraft are armed and carry out reconnaissance of a designated area and engage any targets observed with a view to destroy them.
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Later, an armed reconnaissance patrol identified and destroyed an armed truck at Al Aziziyah near Tripoli.
The latest strikes came during armed reconnaissance patrols on Friday against buildings in Bani Walid which had been used by Gaddafi's forces as a military base.
The latest strikes came during armed reconnaissance patrols against buildings in Bani Walid, which had been used by Gaddafi's forces as a military vehicle depot.
An armed reconnaissance patrol identified a group of Scud ballistic missile support vehicles near Sirte, from where recent Scud firings have been attempted by the former regime against the city of Misratah.
Its primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance.
The typical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone used by the CIA to strike targets in the FATA is a MQ1 Predator - a multi-role vehicle used both for armed reconnaissance and interdiction missions.
The helicopter can now be equipped with missiles, canons and rockets for armed reconnaissance.
Major General John Lorimer, Chief of Defence Staff's strategic communications officer, said: "To protect civilians from Col Gaddafi's forces, RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft conducting armed reconnaissance flights over the area around Misrata fired Brimstone missiles, destroying two main battle tanks and two armoured vehicles.
Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: "British Tornado GR4 Aircraft, on armed reconnaissance missions over Libya, last night took part in a missile strike against units of Colonel Gaddafi's Libyan Military in support of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
The Air Force has received initial funding to support the fielding of 15 light attack armed reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft in fiscal year 2011, 12 of which will be combat coded.
JAGM will ultimately be launched from a variety of aircraft, including the Super Hornet (F/A-18 E/F), Apache Longbow (AH-64D), Seahawk (MH-60R), Super Cobra (AH-1Z), Extended-Range Multi-Purpose UAV (ERMP), Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) and Warrior Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
Keywords: Risk Management, Five Forces Model, Systems Engineering, Strategic Management Models, Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH)