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reconnaissance (noun) surveying enemy positions for information.
A reconnaissance is the act of conducting a survey of enemy positions and movements for military purposes. Soldiers, planes, etc., are used for conducting reconnaissance. This is done for finding out about the enemy strength, their movements, etc. A reconnaissance plane is a plane used for this purpose. A reconnaissance mission is the duty of getting information about the enemy capabilities, movements, etc.
- The enemy shot down a reconnaissance plane over the border. When it was on the routine duty of conducting an aerial survey of the enemy position.
- Military experts have no doubt that the time spent on reconnaissance is never a waste. Such a survey of the enemy positions and activity yields valuable information about the enemy.