Artillery Reconnaissance

Artillery Reconnaissance

 

the acquisition and processing of information concerning the enemy, the terrain, and the meteorological conditions; this information is necessary to make sure of the performance of combat activities of rocket troops and artillery.

Artillery reconnaissance is organized throughout all phases of combat to reveal as early as possible enemy objectives (targets)—primarily his tactical means of nuclear attack, the grouping of tanks and artillery, strong points, command posts, radio and electronic facilities—and to determine their coordinates. Artillery reconnaissance is also assigned to check the results of strikes by one’s own rockets, to correct artillery fire, and to observe the enemy’s actions as well as the actions of one’s own troops. Artillery reconnaissance is carried out by reconnaissance subunits with the aid of optical and electronic optical instruments, sound-ranging observation posts, radar and radio technical stations, artillery reconnaissance groups, and the crews of reconnaissance fire-correction helicopters.

References in periodicals archive ?
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army has been using Russia-made PRP-4A Argus artillery reconnaissance vehicle in its anti-terrorism operations across the country to detect targets in the battlefields, Russian media outlets reported on Monday.
Janssen earned degrees from University of Oklahoma (bachelor's and master's) and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.) He worked in oil fields to help pay undergraduate tuition and was an Army artillery reconnaissance observer in World War II.
In the future, artillery units are to be cross-linked with numerous reconnaissance and surveillance assets, both internal (i.e., artillery reconnaissance units) and external (e.g., UAVs and satellites), to create an information-exchange network, enabling fast targeting and precision strikes against small, mobile, time-sensitive targets (see "Bolt From the Blue," JED, March 2003, p.
Because of this, both systems co-exist in artillery reconnaissance and fire-control units.