observation aircraft

observation aircraft

Aircraft (including airplanes and balloons) used primarily for observation and reconnaissance but may be used for other roles as well.
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According to the Pentagon, the flights are conducted by unarmed observation aircraft equipped with certain types of film and sensors that are certified under the treaty.
Our final article, by Christopher Rein, is about the transformation in the utilization of observation aircraft in World War II, as the theories of how best to utilize observation aircraft becomes a new doctrine of tactical reconnaissance.
The Seeker Aircraft is a one-of-a-kind, purpose-built light observation aircraft specifically designed and developed for aerial surveillance missions.
Some of the new bombers were still modified observation aircraft, but others were big, slow biplanes, one of which was capable of carrying 16 112-pound bombs and enough fuel for an eight-hour flight.
Smoke has made it difficult for observation aircraft to get precise measurements.
And this year a Pitts Special and Yak 52 will take to the skies above the popular North Yorkshire circuit, while on the ground, crowds will be enthralled by a Sherman Tank - an unmistakable World War Two icon - and static displays of the Bucker Bu 181 Bestmann and Auster light observation aircraft.
An Iranian military observation aircraft has flown dangerously close to an armed US Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf, sparking concern that Iranian military commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN reported Tuesday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed US Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, the US media said.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Russian team of inspectors is planning to conduct an observation flight with Russian An-30B observation aircraft over the territory of Spain, RIA Novosti reported referring to the head of the Russian National Center for Reducing Nuclear Threat, Sergei Ryzhkov.
UAVs were built and fielded for two main reasons: To get an observation aircraft airborne for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) for long periods of time behind enemy lines without the need for life support systems and to take pilots out of danger.
WHETHER IT'S ATTACK, CARO, UTILITY OR OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT THAT SUPPORT OR SUPPLY SOLDIERS, AMC'S AVIATION AND MISSLE COMMAND RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM.
In early March, the Philippine military was forced to send observation aircraft over the Spratlys airspace amid reports a vessel commissioned by the Department of Energy was being harassed by Chinese Navy patrol boats.