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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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The AC-130J is a highly modified C-130J that provides close-air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance.
"Hurkus-C is the modified version of Hurkus-B that will be capable of fulfilling operational requirements of both training and armed reconnaissance missions and compliant with light air support aircraft and light attack/armed reconnaissance aircraft requirements.
"It is capable of conducting close air support, offensive and defensive counter air, air interdiction, assault support escort and armed reconnaissance as part of a Marine air-ground task force, or in support of the joint force."
His itinerary also included time in an armed reconnaissance helicopter.
The Boeing AH-64 helicopters will help provide Iraqi forces with "close air support, armed reconnaissance and anti-tank warfare missions," it said.
An armed reconnaissance patrol over Brega, in the east of the country, identified and destroyed two armed pick-up trucks.
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 U model is an upgraded version of the H and is equipped with side firing, trainable 25mm, 40mm, and 105mm guns.
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.