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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(22) Air reconnaissance and the use of destroyers were difficult because of high sea states.
Britain's role so far had been confined to missile launches from submarines, air-to-air refuelling and air reconnaissance.
* What operational TTP will IBOT RSTA ground and air reconnaissance systems employ under widely disparate METT-TC conditions?
She said an air reconnaissance made Sunday to the enclave of Oetussi, which is surrounded by West Timor, confirmed that most of its towns and villages were destroyed.
Pam, who has her own show on BBC Radio 2, was an aerial photograph plotter for the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre.
"Meantime, thick smoke spiralling from fire set by the ISIL near Raqqa has reduced visibility for air reconnaissance missions over ISIL's base," they added.
New national objectives were outlined and operational actions were given to General MacArthur in late January to include lifting the restrictions on "air reconnaissance of China coastal areas and Manchuria." (44) As in the past, mission approval rested with the President, with nominations coming direct from the CINC of FECOM.
The IAF conducted an air reconnaissance on Tuesday in the Arunachal hills but could not locate the plane, the spokesman said.
Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadrons 1 and 2 fly twelve SSIP aircraft, and five P-3C airframes are undergoing conversion to become EP-3Es.
"From a "boots on the ground" perspective, the VQ-3 [Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 31 TACAMO Ironmen mechanics are highly-trained, dedicated professional Sailors," Massenburg noted.
Images from Afghanistan are being analysed round-the-clock at the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre (JARIC) at RAF Brampton.