electronic reconnaissance


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electronic reconnaissance

The detection, location, identification, and evaluation of foreign electromagnetic radiations. See also electromagnetic radiation; reconnaissance.
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Noun1.electronic reconnaissance - the detection and identification and evaluation and location of foreign electromagnetic radiations (other than radioactive)
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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During World War II, electronic warfare officers picked up the nickname of "Crows," while electronic reconnaissance EWOs became known as "Ravens." The Association of Old Crows, a professional organization supporting former and current electronic warfare officers headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, maintains an archive of interviews of veterans of early ferret missions from World War II and the Cold War.
Because space electronic reconnaissance (SER) is used mostly in warfare, details of the technology are generally confidential and difficult to find.
VQ-2's mission is to conduct airborne electronic reconnaissance to obtain information.
I re-entered the military in the Army infantry and then got the chance to fly--first Cobra gunships and later electronic reconnaissance aircraft.
In addition to its usual functions, the NORA--"Not Only Radar"--system will also perform passive electronic reconnaissance and active jamming of enemy radars within its operational frequency range (I-J bands).
The Hercules also sports the CASPER (C-130 Airborne Sensor Pallet for Electronic Reconnaissance) system, which includes a chin-mounted turret with infrared and low-light electro-optical sensors.

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