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Tactical Reconnaissance: Will It Survive Near-Real-Time Reconnaissance?
Author(s): Donald J. Brock
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses potential problems, as perceived by the author, associated with preserving Tactical Reconnaissance as an entity. Today's technology is rapidly approaching the point where the user will have the capability to conduct tactical reconnaissance on a near-real-time basis. When this occurs, it will be desirable to combine the reconnaissance mission with the strike mission, as the sensors involved can be used for both. Historically, reconnaissance has had to fight for its existence during peacetime. A combining of missions could result in less emphasis on reconnaissance, thereby further reducing its role in our defense posture, and stagnation of new sensor development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0496, Airborne Reconnaissance VIII, (11 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944410
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Donald J. Brock, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0496:
Airborne Reconnaissance VIII
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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