armed reconnaissance

noun

Definition of armed reconnaissance

1 : reconnaissance by aircraft to locate and attack targets of opportunity in a general area rather than to attack predesignated targets
2 : air reconnaissance to locate and gather intelligence on targets in areas where lack of air superiority makes it necessary for the aircraft to fight its way in and out again

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“Armed reconnaissance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armed%20reconnaissance. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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