What is reconnaissance?

  • (noun): The act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy).
    Example: "An exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
    Synonyms: reconnaissance mission


Reconnaissance is the military term for exploring beyond the area occupied by friendly forces to gain vital information about enemy forces or features of the environment for later analysis and/or dissemination.

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Flettner Fl 282 - Variants
... Fl 282A-1 Single-seat naval reconnaissance type, for operation from cruisers and other warships ... Fl 282A-2 Single-seat reconnaissance type for submarines equipped with special deck hangar, project only ... Fl 282B-1/B-2 Two-seat land reconnaissance-liaison helicopter ...
214th Reconnaissance Squadron
... The 214th Reconnaissance Squadron (214 RS) is a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard 214th Reconnaissance Group located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tuscon ...
17th Reconnaissance Squadron - History - Assignments
... 4th Photographic (later, 4th Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping 4th Photographic 4th Reconnaissance) Group, 23 July 1942. 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 2 April 1951. 432d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 February 1958 ...
17th Reconnaissance Squadron - History
... Established as a photo-reconnaissance squadron in mid-1942, trained under Second Air Force in Colorado, equipped with very-long range F-5 (P-38 Lightning) reconnaissance aircraft ... Flew hazardous unarmed reconnaissance missions over enemy-held territory in Guadalcanal New Guinea Northern Solomon Islands Bismarck Archipelago Western Pacific Leyte Luzon Southern Philippines ... Reactivated at Shaw AFB, South Carolina in 1951 as a photo-reconnaissance training squadron ...