Types of air reconnaissance
Types of air reconnaissance

Types of air reconnaissance



The observation is an integral part of all kinds of intelligence, in addition, it has a special meaning in the performance of specific tasks in the field, namely:

  • a) monitoring of the closest enemy troop rear and traffic routes on the ground adjacent to the battlefield, and especially deducing the flanks;
  • b) Is the order of the battlefield and direct observation of the position of the enemy and their troops;
  • c) identification of the situation on the battlefield establishing communications with the command of divisions and regiments;
  • d) monitoring of his closest rear (regrouping, masking his troops).



(This observation is aimed at a permanent and continuous orientation command ground forces (division, corps) in the rapidly changing environment.

Observation aircraft carry out their tasks, or in a pre-designated time or on special assignments Command; while aircraft operating from a nearby command post to claim head of the landing pad (IPI airfields that have direct and reliable communication with the command).


When observing the battlefield of the crew samsheta can sometimes include individual troop commanders or his staff to determine the overall situation on the battlefield.

Observation in the interests of infantry (cavalry) is: a) observation of the enemy and his rearrangements on the battlefield; B) the identification of fortifications and firing points, especially on the back skates, sheltered from ground observation posts and tethered observation balloons; C) informing the progressive units of everything that may hinder their progress, that is, centers of resistance, of the danger of counterattack; D) facilitating the link between the advanced units and the rear. The service of infantry (cavalry) aircraft is carried out over the battlefield by the regular divisional aircraft and attached corps or aircraft of the hull surveillance.


Observations to Benefit the artillery is artillery reconnaissance purposes, target designation and fire control. Aircraft Artillery perform their tasks throughout the depth of action of artillery.

Monitoring carried out in the interests of tanks on the battlefield (the action of combined arms maneuver reserve senior chief) and independently operating groups of tanks at a distance of up to 15-20 km forward and away from the axis of motion. The tasks of these aircraft include: a) exploration of objects and approaches to attack him; b) target designation and guidance tanks on purpose; c) observation of the attack; d) the artillery to sites inaccessible tanks.


Observation for the benefit of the armed forces, usually conducted military aviation.

Aeronautical ground forces, navy and air force units performed as special and soybean aircraft in circumstances where other means of communication or ineffective or not effective. Communication with the aircraft ground-pennant, missiles, evolution, radio, smoke and landing at the KP; means of communication with the aircraft ground - cloth, pieces and rebuild, radio, rocket, light and fire alarm.


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