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Definition of Tactical air reconnaissance

Tactical air reconnaissance Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The use of air vehicles to obtain information concerning terrain, weather, and the disposition, composition, movement, installations, lines of communications, electronic and communication emissions of enemy forces. Also included are artillery and naval gunfire adjustment, and systematic and random observation of ground battle areas, targets, and/or sectors of airspace.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )