reconnaissance mission

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reconnaissance mission the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy) "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
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Usage

In literature:

The most skillful reconnaissance is where patrols accomplish their mission and return without being discovered by the enemy.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
He had been away from the base on a planetary reconnaissance mission the night before.
"For Every Man A Reason" by Patrick Wilkins
On the return of the reconnaissance Colonel Brander decided to attack, as he considered the gathering threatened the safety of the mission.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
When one is spotted they dash out after it, pursue it back to its lines and prevent it from performing its mission of reconnaissance.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
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In news:

Something like that impulse had gripped Mallory years prior, when he joined the British Mount Everest Reconnaissance Team in its mission to explore the Himalayas and map a route to the summit now widely known as The Top of the World.
(Watch an overview of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 's mission -- 1:49).
In reconnaissance application scenarios, support for the analysis of important events that happened during a mission is highly desirable.
Marines from the Second Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in southern Iraq rolled out on a mission to capture the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people.
Israeli 'spy vulture' nabbed during reconnaissance mission.
A vulture captured by Sudanese authorities is actually an Israeli spy on a secret reconnaissance mission, a pro-government newspaper in the east African nation has claimed.
There were spies, reconnaissance missions, subterfuge, secret photos and lots of trash talk.
He vanished in 1944 on a reconnaissance mission.
Israeli 'spy vulture' nabbed during reconnaissance mission .
Take your strategic reconnaissance missions at the field to the next level with this U-2 Spy Plane.
Flying Navy reconnaissance missions over the Mediterranean in the early 1980s, I never questioned my emergency gear.
In Boeing Demonstration, Different Autonomous Drones Swarm Together For Reconnaissance Missions.
As unpiloted craft take over the reconnaissance mission, an intelligence insider looks back on the work that set recce pilots apart.
I personally uncovered this closet skeleton on a reconnaissance mission in the Chicago Association of REALTORS®' professional development wing.
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In science:

Baker (2005), ―Next-generation robotic planetary reconnaissance missions: A paradigm shift‖, Planetary and Space Science, 53, pp.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
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