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  :: Welcome to the National Reconnaissance Office ::
The NRO is a joint organization engaged in the research and development, acquisition, launch and operation of overhead reconnaissance systems necessary to meet the needs of the Intelligence Community and of the Department of Defense.
In February 1995, CORONA, a photoreconnaissance program in operation from 1960 to 1972, was declassified and 800,000 CORONA images were transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration.
In December 1996, the NRO announced for the first time, in advance, the launch of a reconnaissance satellite.
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  Lone Sentry: Reconnaissance Units, German (WWII U.S. Intelligence Bulletin, November 1942)
Against the defense area, the aim of the reconnaissance unit is to use its speed to surround and destroy the enemy.
A reconnaissance unit may be forced by the task allotted to it, or by enemy action, to adopt the defensive temporarily.
Reconnaissance at night is mostly a question of watching roads and keeping the enemy under observation from such concealment as woods and farms.
www.lonesentry.com /articles/reconge/index.html   (1225 words)

  
  Reconnaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation.
In 1939 Flying Officer Maurice Longbottom was among the first to suggest that airborne reconnaissance may be a task better suited to fast, small aircraft which would use their speed and high service ceiling to avoid detection and interception.
Flying these aircraft became an exceptionally demanding task, as much because of the aircraft's extreme speed and altitude as it was because of the risk of being captured as spies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reconnaissance   (656 words)

  
 Reconnaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Examples of reconnaissance include patrolling by troops, ships, submarines, or aircraft, or by setting up covert observation posts.
Reconnaissance may also be carried out by satellites or unmanned aircraft.
In 1939 Flying Officer was among the first to suggest that airborne reconnaissance may be a task better suited to fast, small aircraft which would use their speed and high service ceiling to avoid detection and interception.
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 Conduct a Route Reconnaissance Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Reconnaissance by fire is accomplished by firing on likely or suspected enemy positions in an attempt to remove camouflage and to cause the enemy to disclose his presence by movement or return fire.
Reconnaissance by fire may be employed by route reconnaissance teams as a security measure when time is critical and the loss of surprise is not essential.
Reconnaissance instruction must be as detailed as possible and include the exact information to be obtained, the time by which the information is to be reported, where the information is to be reported, where the information is to be sought, action to be taken upon enemy contact, and when the mission is to be executed.
smct.armystudyguide.com /Skill_Levels_2-4/071-326-5805.htm   (1779 words)

  
 FM 17-98 Chapter 3 Reconnaissance
In reconnaissance by fire, scouts place direct and/or indirect fire on positions where there is a reasonable suspicion of enemy occupation; the goal is to cause the enemy to disclose his presence by moving or by returning fire.
Reconnaissance by fire eliminates any element of surprise the scouts may have had, and it is likely to give the enemy detailed knowledge of their location.
Reconnaissance by indirect fire provides security for the scouts because it does not disclose their exact position; in addition, all scouts are available to observe the effects of the fire.
www.cavalrypilot.com /fm17-98/ch3.htm   (12217 words)

  
 FM 100-61 Chptr 8 Reconnaissance
Reconnaissance troops attempt to penetrate enemy defenses, ambush and raid enemy forces, and as a last resort, draw fire to determine enemy positions.
Reconnaissance elements must be able to sustain themselves wherever they are operating, without relying on others for transport, subsistence, and so on.
At brigade level, specialized reconnaissance troops normally conduct reconnaissance 25 to 30 km forward of the OPFOR line of contact (or forward of the main body of the brigade on the march).
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/policy/army/fm/100-61/CH82.htm   (3349 words)

  
 FM 3-21.21, Chapter 3, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations
Reconnaissance is a combined-arms maneuver operation that employs the battalion’s reconnaissance assets to observe named areas of interest and target areas of interest, by visual or other detection methods, in order to collect combat information.
Reconnaissance is a mission undertaken to obtain by visual observation or other detection methods, information about the activities and resources of an enemy or potential enemy, or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area.
Reconnaissance platoons of certain battalions may also be used to relieve elements of the cavalry squadron (RSTA) or other reconnaissance platoons during protracted counterreconnaissance or security operations.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/policy/army/fm/3-21-21/chap3.htm   (6243 words)

  
 Air Power:Aerial Reconnaissance in World War I
So aerial reconnaissance was a strategy that was familiar to them, and it was natural that they would use aircraft for this purpose as planes became able to perform that function.
Reconnaissance was not the most exciting duty for a pilot in the war.
The names of the reconnaissance pilots are not as well remembered as the names of the aces, but it was due to their activities that aviation became a part of modern war.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/WWI-reconnaissance/AP2.htm   (1158 words)

  
 Reconnaissance on the Wing
The first-ever long-range aerial reconnaissance missions oc- curred in 1914 at the beginning of World War I. In late August three separate crews of Britain's Royal Flying Corps were tasked to establish the position and direction of the German armies then rampaging through France.
Reconnaissance in the US Army during the interwar years remained locked in the embrace of the artillery, which demanded the sort of close-range artillery-correction support provided during World War I. The basic organizational setup remained the same until 1943, when requirements of both tactical and strategic reconnaissance had been writ large on every front.
Long-range reconnaissance missions were used for bomb damage assessment and for plotting the future course of the bombing campaign.
www.afa.org /magazine/Oct1999/1099recon.asp   (3836 words)

  
 Reconnaissance round will give soldiers a look ahead
The reconnaissance round is the idea of Charles M. Stancil, a senior research engineer at GTRI's Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Laboratory.
The 2-pound, 6-inch-long reconnaissance device, made from off-the-shelf parts such as digital camera components, would be used in weapons like mortars that launch shells high in the air.
The reconnaissance round is mechanically analogous to an illumination round, which is typically fired from a mortar and uses a flare suspended from a parachute to light up the area below.
gtresearchnews.gatech.edu /newsrelease/recon-round.htm   (962 words)

  
 U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance was first conceived in 1954, at Marine Base Camp Pendleton, outside of San Diego, California, when an experimental recon team was formed.
Force Reconnaissance received their baptism by fire during the Vietnam War, arriving first in 1965 and staying for five years.
However, the roll-in was never completed to a satisfactory condition, and 1st Force Reconnaissance was reactivated as an individual unit in 1986, and was later deployed in the Gulf War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Force_Recon   (2349 words)

  
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Airborne reconnaissance assets were then perceived to be obsolete and priority and funding shifted from developing airborne assets to maturing the overhead systems.
Perceptions were that reconnaissance satellites would not be constrained by the limited "reach" of airbreathing platforms, cameras, and antennas.
Reconnaissance aircraft penetrate to the core of the storm and provide detailed measurements of its wind field, as well as an accurate location of the center: information that is usually not available from any other source.
www.lycos.com /info/reconnaissance--air-force.html   (612 words)

  
 National Reconnaissance Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a department of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) which designs, builds and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the United States government.
The NRO was established in 1960 to develop the nation's revolutionary satellite reconnaissance systems.
The NRO's first photo reconnaissance satellite program was called "Corona." The Corona program, whose existence was declassified February 24, 1995, existed from August 1960 to May 1972, although the first test flight occurred on February 28, 1959.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Reconnaissance_Office   (589 words)

  
 Reconnaissance | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation.
Reconnaissance may also be carried out by satellites or unmanned aircraft.
Espionage is not normally considered to be covered by the term reconnaissance, as reconnaissance involves uniformed military forces operating ahead of the main force, as opposed to non-combatant individuals within the enemy lines.
www.babylon.com /definition/Reconnaissance   (261 words)

  
 An Approach to Reconnaissance Doctrine
Surveillance and reconnaissance systems are the eyes and ears of the political and military structure through which the necessary information is gained to support the decisionmaking process.
Thus the myth of national reconnaissance, strategic reconnaissance, and tactical reconnaissance operating as separate and distinct entities with individual purposes may be dissolved.
To have a viable surveillance and reconnaissance capability, we must identify in detail the information needs of those we are tasked to support, determine the conditions under which the data must be collected, and assess the continuous or periodic nature of the collection.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1982/mar-apr/daniels.html   (3827 words)

  
 Reconnaissance Summary
They sometimes are referred to as "the poor man's reconnaissance satellite,"; but they can dramatically increase the power of a military force by allowing the users to know what their adversaries are doing from a vantage point that the vast majority of the world cannot reach.
Reconnaissance photographs, such as this one of Soviet missile installations, played a key role in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
Reconnaissance by fire (or speculative fire, 'spec fire') is a tactic which applies a similar principle.
www.bookrags.com /Reconnaissance   (2039 words)

  
 Military Thought: Upgrading reconnaissance assets to enhance the use of MFA precision guided weapons
The main lines of reconnoitering enemy targets and surrounding terrain with reconnaissance by airborne and spaceborne assets to ensure effective employment of PGW should be simplification of the procedure of requesting target and terrain reconnaissance and reduction in reconnaissance time as well as transfer of reconnaissance data via automated technical assets.
New reconnaissance tasks to ensure effective use of precision guided artillery munitions include laser (infrared, radar) illumination (radiation) of targets to be engaged to the entire operational range of PGW and their guidance and aiming with fire position reconnaissance radar complexes.
Another new reconnaissance task in ensuring effective employment of precision guided missile and artillery weapons is early warning of MFA facilities about the approach of enemy PGW: This task could be entrusted to fire position reconnaissance radar complexes, which requires slight modification in their soft-ware, and appropriate testing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0JAP/is_4_12/ai_112321365   (1139 words)

  
 Topics: Contaminant Occurrence Studies
Reconnaissance studies take a first look at the occurrence and distribution of new contaminants in the environment.
New contaminants are chemical substances that have not been extensively studied in the environment before, compounds where analytical methods for measuring relevant concentrations in the environment have just been developed, or newly manufactured compounds that are being introduced into the environment.
As part of the USGS’s national reconnaissance of the occurrence of emerging contaminants in source waters, scientists collected water samples near intake structures for water-supply plants.
toxics.usgs.gov /topics/reconnaissance_studies.html   (623 words)

  
 Reconnaissance - Korean War 50th Anniversary - USAF Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
US Air Force reconnaissance units in the Far East were undermanned and underequipped, and jet aircraft fitted with WWII era cameras posed new problems.
Even so, Air Force aerial reconnaissance provided almost half of ground intelligence, proving its worth during the war and ensuring its support in the years to come.
Aerial reconnaissance played an important part in identifying and rating potential bombing targets as well as their respective antiaircraft threat.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/history/korea50/k50-6.htm   (327 words)

  
 Reconnaissance Bureau - North Korean Intelligence Agencies
The Reconnaissance Bureau of the General Staff Department is responsible for collecting strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence for the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces.
The Reconnaissance Bureau is the primary organization within the Ministry of People's Armed Forces for the collection of strategic and tactical intelligence.
Reconnaissance units are employed in rear area, strategic intelligence collection, and target information acquisition.
fas.org /irp/world/dprk/rb   (1014 words)

  
 Conduct a Route Reconnaissance Mission STP 21-24 SMCT August 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Conditions: Given a platoon, a 1:50,000 map of the area of operation, and a mission to conduct a route reconnaissance.
Ensure reconnaissance commence from the flanks or rear when no reconnoitering areas along the route that is likely to be defended by enemy detachments, such as bridge approaches, defiles, or buildup areas.
Detailed observation preceded actual reconnaissance, and approach routes were checked for mines, booby traps, and signs of ambush.
www.armystudyguide.com /smct/Skill_Levels_2-4-AUG2003/071-326-5805.htm   (709 words)

  
 Imaging Space Reconnaissance Opprations during the Cold War: Cause, Effect and Legacy
The history of post war strategic reconnaissance is one of intense rivalry between the armed services and, to a greater extent, between the Air Force and the CIA.
Reconnaissance and surveillance -- the former is active, while the latter amounts to passively observing -- would have three basic functions for both sides during the remainder of the Cold War: technical intelligence collection; targeting; and arms control monitoring and verification.
Unlike other reconnaissance satellites built for foreign governments, which are supposed to remain under U.S. control, Space Imaging said that it in effect wanted to hand over the satellite's keys with the spacecraft itself.
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 Conduct an Area Reconnaissance by a Platoon STP 21-24 SMCT August 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Regardless of the types of reconnaissance, units are normally assigned one of the three subordinate missions: Command and control, reconnaissance of the objective, or security of the force.
The commander of the unit conducting a reconnaissance normally requires a small command group to assist in communicating with higher headquarters, subordinate elements, and supporting forces, and to coordinate and control supporting elements, fire support, and air or water transport for the operation.
The reconnaissance element(s) with this mission must provide the commander sufficient warning of the location and movement of enemy forces to permit the parent force to take evasive action or, when this is not possible, to provide covering fires that permit withdrawal of the reconnaissance element.
www.armystudyguide.com /smct/Skill_Levels_2-4-AUG2003/071-720-0015.htm   (1398 words)

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