During the morning of May 20, Luftwaffe photoreconnaissance
ascertained the presence in Scapa Flow of two battleships (King George V and Rodney), one battle cruiser (Hood), one carrier (Victorious), six light cruisers, four destroyers, and two submarines.
This led to the world's first successful photoreconnaissance
satellite program, Corona, launched first in August of 1960.
ISR systems such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk, GPS constellation, and photoreconnaissance
satellites reflect how dependent U.S.
For kinetic military forces, a variety of technical means (e.g., photoreconnaissance
aircraft and satellites, ocean-scale sonar arrays) are capable of monitoring movements of military personnel and equipment.
Hezbollah, the radical Shi'a terrorist group based in southern Lebanon, is known to possess a fleet of small RPAs capable of carrying photoreconnaissance
equipment, munitions, and presumably even chemical weapons.
In particular, Chinese photoreconnaissance
, radar, and signals intelligence satellites might enable the targeting of anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) or other weapons on the US fleet in the event of a crisis in the Western Pacific.
In this case, a back-to-basics philosophy might mean a return to the CORONA paradigm (e.g., recall that 12 launches of the revolutionary CORONA photoreconnaissance
satellite were required before a successful demonstration of film capsule recovery on the 13th flight [Wheelon, 19953).
He worked as an engineer, repairing aircraft for the vital missions to resupply troops, evacuate casualties, conduct photoreconnaissance
and drop bombs during the Burma Campaign.
He does a good job of interspersing accounts of combat operations with explanations of how photoreconnaissance
and ULTRA information influenced particular campaigns, target selections, damage assessment, and most importantly, how leaders interpreted or misinterpreted the information.
It supplies imagery and mapping products to the military and national leaders that are beamed to earth from photoreconnaissance
planes, commercial and military satellites, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
On October 31, 1941, #413 Squadron was assigned to a photoreconnaissance
of the Norwegian coast.
Nevertheless, the FEAF Commander opted to do anything he could, so plans were made to launch a three-ship of B-17s to conduct a photoreconnaissance
mission over Formosa to determine the point of greatest Japanese strength.