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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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Like Talon, the DAGR uses a nose-mounted GC module, allowing both target lock-on before launch and target lock-on after launch, and has been fired successfully from the US Army's AH64D, and Boeing's A/MH-6X and AH-6I armed reconnaissance helicopters.
James Mills, Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter product manager, told National Defense.
Later in the day, an armed reconnaissance patrol identified and destroyed
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Primary function: Armed reconnaissance, airborne surveillance and target acquisition.
The Sun quoted British Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox, as saying: "British Tornado GR4 Aircraft, on armed reconnaissance missions over Libya, last night took part in a co-ordinated missile strike against units of Colonel Gaddafi's Libyan Military in support of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox confirmed the news about the British Tornado GR4 Aircraft's armed reconnaissance mission over Libya on Thursday night.
Hawker Beechcraft has demonstrated a more powerful version of its AT-6 turboprop, ahead of a US Air Force competition for a light attack and armed reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft.
The MQ-1s primary mission is conducting armed reconnaissance.
Army for a key part on an armed reconnaissance helicopter.
The goal of the joint DARPA-Army program is to demonstrate the technical feasibility, military utility and operational value for a UCAR system to perform armed reconnaissance and attack missions.
TACTICS: Members of the 9th/12th Lancers armed reconnaissance unit recreate a dessert assault Picture: ANDREW PARSONS REPORTER: Robin Turner