tactical air reconnaissance


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tactical air reconnaissance

The use of air vehicles to obtain information concerning terrain, weather, and the disposition, composition, movement, installations, lines of communications, electronic and communication emissions of enemy forces. Also included are artillery and naval gunfire adjustment, and systematic and random observation of ground battle areas, targets, and/or sectors of airspace.
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The SHARP pod on board the F/A-18 Hornet will replace the current carrier air wing tactical reconnaissance capability provided by the F- 14 Tomcat's Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System.
Another fielded US system which has been upgraded to allow a real-time capability is the BAE Systems Tactical Air Reconnaissance System (TARS).
The Air Force is preparing to release a tactical air reconnaissance road map soon that will not only identify what platform will be used to replace its venerable RF-4s but also will delineate what electronic systems will be used to furnish valuable intelligence and tactical information.

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