Hostile Reconnaissance -
Hostile reconnaissance is used to provide information to operational planners on potential targets during the preparatory and operational phases of terrorist operations.
Primary Role of Reconnaissance.
Reconnaissance operatives may visit potential targets a number of times prior to the attack. Where pro-
The ability to recognise those engaged in hostel reconnaissance could disrupt an attack and produce important intelligence leads. What to look for.
Possession of maps, global positioning system (GPS), photographic equipment ( cameras, zoom lens and camcorders ). GPS will assist in the positioning and correct guidance of weapons such as mortars and Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs). In respect or homemade mortars, this should be considered a possibility up to one kilometre from any target.
THE ROLE OF RECONNAISSANCE HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT TO TERRORIST OPERATIONS.
Reconnaissance trips may be undertaken as a rehearsal to involve personnel and equipment that will be used in the actual attack e.g. before the London attacks on 7th July 2005, the bombers staged a trail run nine days before the actual attack.