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Airborne reconnaissance into the 21st century
Author(s): Gavin R. Dyer
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Paper Abstract

The Royal Air Force is currently in the process of a major upgrade to its airborne reconnaissance capabilities. This is the result of a transition from primarily camera based reconnaissance systems to a near real time day/night, all weather, reconnaissance capability based on a mix of visible and IR electro-optic sensors and synthetic aperture and moving target indication radar sensors. This paper reviews the principal upgrade programs and identifies the operational aims, system requirements and resultant capabilities of each system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3431, Airborne Reconnaissance XXII, (5 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330203
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Gavin R. Dyer, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3431:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXII
Wallace G. Fishell; Arthur A. Andraitis; Michael S. Fagan; Jerry D. Greer; Mark C. Norton, Editor(s)

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