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reconnaissance

, reconnoissance
a preliminary inspection of an area of land before an engineering survey is made
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Reconnaissance

 

in geodesy, inspection and examination of terrain to select the position of astronomical and geodetic reference points for topographical surveys. Reconnaissance work is done in conjunction with calculations of the elevation of geodetic signals, which are set up at reference points and ensure visibility between points. The calculations take into account the curvature of the earth, relief characteristics, and local obstacles to the taking of measurements.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

reconnaissance

[ri′kän·ə·səns]
(engineering)
A mission to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area.
(ordnance)
A mission undertaken to obtain, by visual observation or other detection methods, information about the activities and resources of an enemy or potential enemy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

reconnaissance

A general examination or survey of the main features, or certain specific features, of a region usually as a preliminary to a more detailed survey. The various types of reconnaissance include photo reconnaissance, radar reconnaissance, and visual reconnaissance.
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In late 2000, Thales Optronique (Guyancourt, France) received a $393-million contract from France's defense-procurement agency (DGA) to develop and supply a newgeneration optronic airborne reconnaissance system for the French Air Force and Navy, the largest contract the company received from the DGA that year.
Airborne Reconnaissance Systems Funding Forecast Figures based on the dollar value of FY02 Millions Manned Op/ Manned Tac SARs Strat Recce UAV Recce Recce FY00 430.7 96 108.6 161.5 796.8 FY01 549.6 150 122 175 996.6 FY02 701 201 127 198 1,227 FY03 744 280.5 128 234 1,386.5 FY04 777 309 122 258 1,466 FY05 674 287 123 293 1,377 FY06 709 278 123 308 1,418 FY07 740 293 129 339 1,501 FY08 699 290 145 335 1,469 FY09 672 273 161 339 1,445 FY10 656 307 177 317 1,457 FY11 675 328 161 307 1,472 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Indeed, the Aerial Common Sensor program seeks to develop a follow-on Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset to replace the existing Airborne Reconnaissance Low and Guardrail/Common Sensor systems, including the recently fielded Guardrail 2000 -- the seventh generation of the Guardrail system.
In ceremonies at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport on August 29, officials from Northrop Grumman's California Microwave Systems officially presented the fifth Airborne Reconnaissance Low - Multi-function (ARL-M) aircraft to the commander of the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion.
37) means airborne sensors will be added as Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) nodes, and airborne reconnaissance and surveillance will be improved.
Early examples of Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems' Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS), mounted internally in USMC F/A-18Ds, were successfully employed with no reliability problems in 66 sorties (175 flight hrs.) over Kosovo.
The ARL-M, employed for airborne reconnaissance and surveillance, is fitted aboard a DeHavilland Canada RC-7B (commercial designation: DHC-7C Model 102) aircraft and consists of radar, communications-intelligence and imagery-intelligence systems.
The committee recommended $243.7 million for airborne reconnaissance programs, a $78-million increase.
In addition to radar data from the US Air Force's E-8 Joint STARS aircraft, the CGS V(2) units also receive sensor data from the Airborne Reconnaissance Low aircraft, the U-2, various unmanned aerial vehicles and all Intelligence Broadcast Service transmitters, including the Army's Guardrail/Common Sensor.
The ACS will merge in one system the capabilities of Guardrail and the Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) system, combining the Guardrail's communications- and electronics-intelligence with the capabilities currently provided by the ARL system: a synthetic-aperture radar, a moving-target indicator, and electro-optical/infrared sensors (see "NEW ISR System to Replace Guardrail, ARL," JED, September 1999, p.
Originally overseen by the now-disbanded Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO), the main goal of the MARS program was to integrate all the sensors on various aircraft.
Mannouth, NJ) has begun searching for a new airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system, dubbed the Aerial Common Sensor (ACS), which will eventually replace the Guardrail/Common Sensor (GRICS) and the Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) systems.

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