air reconnaissance


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air reconnaissance

The acquisition of information by employing visual observation and/or sensors in air vehicles.
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Noun1.air reconnaissance - reconnaissance either by visual observation from the air or through the use of airborne sensorsair reconnaissance - reconnaissance either by visual observation from the air or through the use of airborne sensors
reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission - the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy); "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
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22) Air reconnaissance and the use of destroyers were difficult because of high sea states.
Field Manual 1-20, Tactics and Technique of Air Reconnaissance and Observation, (Washington, D.
Staff General Mohammed Khalaf told Aswat al-Iraq that the joint operation was made, 30 km south Kirkuk, following air reconnaissance two days ago to determine the sites of the gunmen.
On the other hand, students of World War I aviation will note that the author fails to recognize a more troubling impact of aerial observation on the nature of combat in the Great War: by diminishing the possibility of surprise, air reconnaissance contributed substantially to the murderous stalemate on the Western Front.
During the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis LT Lackey served as the Senior Air Reconnaissance Liaison Officer to U.
Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2, stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, disestablished on 17 May.
Every talent was demonstrated during the more than 900 sorties conducting search and rescue, air reconnaissance, air transport of key personnel and digital image of key infrastructure.
P-3C patrol (VP) pilots, $10,000 per year; VP NFOs, $10,000 per year; * EP-3 air reconnaissance (VQ) pilots, $10,000 per year; VQ NFOs, $10,000 per year; * E-6A airborne communications (VQ [T]) pilots, $5,000 per year; VQ (T) NFOs, $5,000 per year.
A further four GR4 Tornados left RAF Marham in Norfolk yesterday to conduct further air reconnaissance missions over Libya.
Sources said that the present line of thinking in the government, and specifically within the Home Ministry was that states where Naxalism prevails should continue to use their respective police forces and paramilitaries as a counter, and use the armed forces for providing training, air reconnaissance etc.
The Nimrod MRA4, which will be formally declared in service next year, will be the RAF's most high-tech air reconnaissance plane to date.
EUFOR immediately reinforced the area between the engagement and the displaced persons and refugee camps and sent ground and air reconnaissance elements to monitor the situation to ensure protection of the camps," states a EUFOR press release.