Manned Reconnaissance Must Continue

Johnson, J. Michael "Carlos"; Lobb, Michael "Kimchee"
July 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2003, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p36
Conference Proceeding
An F/A-18E fitted with the shared reconnaissance pod (SHARP) can provide high-resolution wide-area coverage while maintaining its self-protection and offensive capabilities. The U.S. Navy has an aircraft carrier off the coast with two 15-minute-alert F/A-18F Super Hornets configured for tactical reconnaissance. Manned reconnaissance is the most responsive and flexible reconnaissance system available to our forces today. It complements other imaging systems such as unmanned aircraft and space-based imagery.


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