armed reconnaissance


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armed reconnaissance

A mission with the primary purpose of locating and attacking targets of opportunity, i.e., enemy materiel, personnel, and facilities, in assigned general areas or along assigned ground communications routes, and not for the purpose of attacking specific briefed targets.
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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.
With first flight achieved, the RAIDER helicopter now moves into more progressive flight testing to demonstrate key performance parameters critical to future combat operations including armed reconnaissance, light assault, light attack and special operations.
His itinerary also included time in an armed reconnaissance helicopter.
The statement added that "the Army Aviation performed aerial armed reconnaissance and backed the military unites, south of Baghdad, which resulted in the destruction of armed vehicle and (6) dens of terrorists and killed all those in these dens them.
10 [million] to $12 million maybe to run the competition, but at least that gives them the knowledge base with which they could look over the next decade and understand' whether it's more affordable to use the Apache for the armed reconnaissance role or to buy a new aircraft.
The Boeing AH-64 helicopters will help provide Iraqi forces with "close air support, armed reconnaissance and anti-tank warfare missions," it said.
AugustaWestland, in its statement concerning the attack helicopter purchase, said the AW 109 "will be used to perform a range of duties including homeland security, armed reconnaissance and close support.
It has been selected for deployment in support of the Kiowa Warrior Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter.
An armed reconnaissance patrol over Brega, in the east of the country, identified and destroyed two armed pick-up trucks.