The specialized group of soldiers went on reconnaissance to gather intel for a future mission.
An example of reconnaissance is when the military has a mission to go to an area and survey the enemy positions.
Origin of reconnaissanceFr, earlier reconnoissance: see recognizance
Origin of reconnaissanceFrench from Old French reconoissance recognition from reconoistre reconoiss- to recognize ; see recognize .
(countable and uncountable, plural reconnaissances)