reconnaissance in force
An offensive operation designed to discover and/or test the enemy

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • reconnaissance in force — noun an offensive operation designed to discover or test the enemy s strength (or to obtain other information) • Hypernyms: ↑reconnaissance, ↑reconnaissance mission * * * : an attack by a large force for the purpose of discovering the position… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reconnaissance in force — žvalgyba mūšiu statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Puolimo operacija, kurios tikslas – nustatyti ar išbandyti priešo galią ar gauti informacijos. atitikmenys: angl. reconnaissance in force pranc. reconnaissance en force; reconnaissance offensive …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • reconnaissance in force — patrol that is used to raid or survey an area using movement and fire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reconnaissance en force — žvalgyba mūšiu statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Puolimo operacija, kurios tikslas – nustatyti ar išbandyti priešo galią ar gauti informacijos. atitikmenys: angl. reconnaissance in force pranc. reconnaissance en force; reconnaissance offensive …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Reconnoissance in force — Reconnaissance Re*con nais*sance, Reconnoissance Re*con nois*sance(r? k?n n?s s?ns), n. [F. See {Recognizance}.] The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey. Specifically: (a) (Geol.) An examination or survey of a region in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reconnaissance — This article is about military reconnaissance. For other uses of reconnaissance, see Reconnaissance (disambiguation). For monitoring activity over a period, see surveillance. For civilian usages, such as civil and geodetic engineering, see land… …   Wikipedia

  • reconnaissance — n. 1) to carry out, conduct reconnaissance 2) aerial reconnaissance 3) (a) reconnaissance in force * * * [rɪ kɒnɪs(ə)ns] conduct reconnaissance (a) reconnaissance in force aerial reconnaissance to carry out …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reconnaissance offensive — žvalgyba mūšiu statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Puolimo operacija, kurios tikslas – nustatyti ar išbandyti priešo galią ar gauti informacijos. atitikmenys: angl. reconnaissance in force pranc. reconnaissance en force; reconnaissance offensive …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • reconnaissance mission — noun the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy) an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission • Syn: ↑reconnaissance • Derivationally related forms: ↑reconnoitre (for: ↑reconnaissance),… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (United States) — Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA), is a type of unit in the United States Army. Overview and makeupRSTA units are small reconnaissance units based on cavalry squadrons, and act both at the squadron (battalion) level as a …   Wikipedia

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