These began with early investments in CCD detectors and fabrication technology in the 1970s, and were realized in the operational realm with recent program wins for the Advanced Tactical Air Reconnaissance
System (ATARS) and the Electro-Optical Long-Range Oblique Photography System (EO LOROPS).
Clockwise from above: plane captain AT3 Timothy Adams directs an EP-3E Aries II assigned to the Fleet Air Reconnaissance
Squadron 1 World Watchers on the ramp; flight engineer AE2 Jesse Olmstead assigned to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 Screaming Eagles calculates the fuel duration for a mission; VP-1 crew members, loaded with flight gear, walk toward their P-3C Orion; Sailors assigned to VP-1 make an adjustment to a water hose while they wash an Orion on the flight line; and the pilots and flight engineer bring their Screaming Eagle P-3 in for a landing upon return from a reconnaissance mission over the Arabian Gulf.
Low level air reconnaissance
has located important resistant silica anomalies and altered Sintang intrusions.
Three months after a Fleet Air Reconnaissance
Squadron 1 EP-3E Aries II made an emergency landing in Hainan, China, following a collision with a Chinese F-8 fighter (see May--Jun 01, PP.
On 31 March, an EP-3E Aries II of Fleet Air Reconnaissance
Squadron (VQ) 1, NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
An EP-3E Aries II of Fleet Air Reconnaissance
Squadron 1 was damaged in a midair collision with a Chinese F-8 fighter over the South China Sea on 31 March.
Dunaway, the Antisubmarine Warfare Test Directorate was tasked to support the fleet through the flight test and evaluation of aircraft systems for patrol, air antisubmarine, carrier airborne early warning, fleet air reconnaissance
, fleet tactical support and training squadrons.
The UAV air reconnaissance
conducted over the Idlib province revealed a command post of Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria.
During an air reconnaissance
mission near Al-Ess (Idlib province), Russian UAVs uncovered a command centre of one of the Jabhat al-Nusra units.
A Navy ship has made several patrols, while a helicopter and a plane from the Air Force has conducted air reconnaissance
in the discovery zone.
Also on Wednesday morning: a number of military bulldozers and other machines penetrated east of Rafah town center in a leveling operation which included sporadic shooting and an air reconnaissance
Helicopters Mi-8s and Mi-24s of Russian Air Force as well as unmanned aerial vehicles "Granat," "Zastava," and "Forpost" have reportedly provided air reconnaissance
The air reconnaissance
squadron would be shifted elsewhere in Britain.
Originally built in the 1930's, the mammoth structure became an air reconnaissance
base during the Cold War, was later used by NASA and most recently served as the private jet hangar for Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
As the situation on the Western Front increasingly became a stalemate, both armies realised the value of denying the other vital intelligence from air reconnaissance