This camera is located in the center area of the pod. The
panoramic camera is used primarily for low-to-medium
of the pod, has two positions.
camera in the forward-oblique position is useful for
flight path plots, prestrike route segments, targets, and
checkpoint photography. In the vertical position, a
frame camera provides backup photography for bomb
damage assessment (BDA), route area, ship
photography, mapping, and some aspects of air-to-air
photography. It is fully functional over a wide range of
aircraft speeds and altitudes.
reconnaissance involves using two or more similar
sensors; for example, two or more photographic
cameras with different focal lengths and depression
angles, setting up the sensors with different spectral
capabilities (photographic cameras using color film and
an infrared detecting system, for example), or covering
the same target area with two or more sensors during
the same mission (fig. 4-9).
including Special Intelligence Collection Requirements
(SICRs), Naval Intelligence Collections Requirements
(NICRs), and Essential Elements of Information (EEI).
An EEI is normally originated by the task force
commander or embarked flag; however, they may be
derived from operational orders from the task force
commander. The requirements for any reconnaissance
recon) mission are generally passed from the CAG to
the reconnaissance squadrons. The reconnaissance
squadrons plan and execute a mission that will
ultimately meet the objectives of the CAG.
intelligence center designed and developed to process,
analyze, and correlate intelligence data from a variety
of reconnaissance platforms. The support provided by
CVIC includes film processing, image analysis and
interpretation, and dissemination of intelligence
tactical operations. Your primary responsibility as a
Photographer's Mate is to process aerial film.
Mates who work in a ground-support role at the
squadron level and as film processor operators in the
CVIC. A Photographer's Mate that completes Fleet
Readiness Aviation Maintenance Personnel (FRAMP)
Advanced Photography Course