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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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'Operators can arm the aircraft for suppressive fire, surveillance, armed reconnaissance, armed escort and air assault missions, and still carry out other utility roles whenever pylons and stores must remain on the aircraft.'
A statement by the Ministry of Defense said that a Command force went out to search for terrorist elements in the area of Al-Ksarat of Heet district, to the south of Kubaisa district and an integrated airborne armed force with weapons and preparation, for armed reconnaissance of the desert lands and areas southwest of Kubaisa district to provide support for the land forces who werecarrying out the operation resulted in the discovery of two caches, including RBG7 rocket launcher, (4) homemade explosive devices, and (4) explosive devices, and other materials were destroyed by the detachment./ End
No bombs have been dropped or missiles fired by the F-35s during their missions, which involved armed reconnaissance.
"If you can deploy the MQ-9 from a land base that's a long way away, you can use it to do armed reconnaissance that the MUX might do," he said.
The proposed sale of the AH-64E Apache helicopters will supplement the Qatar Emiri Air Force's previous procurement of 24 AH-64Es, which are capable of meeting its requirements for close air support, armed reconnaissance, and anti-tank warfare missions.
The DSCA said in a statement on Thursday that the helicopters would be used for "close air support, armed reconnaissance, and anti-tank warfare missions" and would also "provide a long-term defensive and offensive capability to the Qatar peninsula".
Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army's Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defence.
In his brief to the President, Air Vice Marshall Sampson Akpasa the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, NAF, said locations such as Mashema, Shinkafi, Ajia, Rafi, Shamashalle, Zurmi and Galadi in Zamfara State, previously used as staging and trading bases by the bandits have been made untenable through sustained air interdiction and armed reconnaissance.
According to Major Casey Osborne, a spokesman for the Africa Command's Special Operations branch in Germany, the enemy attack was quick, giving the armed reconnaissance aircraft overhead little time to find the militants firing at the Americans.
The T129 features a tandem seat cockpit, twin-engines and NATO-interoperability for attack, armed reconnaissance, precision-strike and deep-strike mission capabilities for day and night in all weather conditions.