Always on the move
To gather intelligence, the light reconnaissance section either uses the Fuchs armoured transport vehicle or conducts dismounted reconnaissance patrols – a combination of the two techniques is possible as well. The section, however, achieves its greatest operational effectiveness when dismounted since it is particularly suited to operating in rugged or difficult terrain. To accomplish their mission, the soldiers use – in addition to optical equipment – their sub-system, the MIKADO system, a local-area micro reconnaissance UAV.
The reconnaissance platoon is organized into two Fennek reconnaissance patrols. Vehicle-based reconnaissance can be employed to detect targets across a large area while on the move. The Fennek light armoured reconnaissance vehicle is equipped with observation and reconnaissance equipment. Thanks to the use of the thermal imager, a monochrome camera and a laser range finder, reconnaissance can be conducted across large distances. If required, these forces can also operate from a concealed position. The reconnaissance patrols also use sub-systems in support of their reconnaissance activities. This includes the ALADIN UAV.