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I think you are correct to a point -- a lot of former Recce tasks have been taken over by ISR UAS.I think after looking at various wars and the big one going on right now. Recce is not going to be done by any armoured vehicle, it is going to be done by small hand held drones. Forward group, launches said drone from a relative safe area, it over flies the area of concern. Transmits it view back to the troops that launched it or a higher HQ and they recover the drone if required, make a plan for the attack or or defence of the area they control. They get real time intell, very little risk to the troops, cheaper than building a recce vehicle and equipping it with troops, weapons and spy gear. Drones today have great cameras, image quality beyond belief, they can fly in almost any weather, almost silent, and more than one set of eyes can view the feed at the same time. The enemy already knows the satellite over flight times, unless they redirect or retask a satellite to an area. Drones can fly over at any time of day, range of drones is getting better, from 15 minutes to now hours depending on the power source. Digital Cameras are getting better every day. 12 years of Nikon DSLR 3/4 sensor cameras have gone from 6 MP to 24.2, a 24 MP picture from 1200 feet is and beyond is possible So I think more of the recce work will be done with troops using drones and pre planned flight paths. All programed even before the drone is launched.
Attached picture was taken from the CN Tower, 343 meters up or 1122 feet, taken with a nikon d3200 18-55 lens (crappy starter lens). 24.2MP. But I can see the runway at what use to be CFB Toronto, a better quality lens and it would not blur out as much. That is a 12km away from the airport. Good glass and I wonder how much better I could see. This why I am thinking recce vehicles are going to be gone
I was Inf before I was Fin clerk,now out, so I am looking from the outside in.
But "Recce" tasks as far as Inf and more importantly Armor go is not just ISR.
I think UCV and UAS will do a lot of tasks in the upcoming years, but you cannot conduct some of the mission sets with UCV/UAS at this point in time.
The Un-crewed systems will allow a buffer area - but manned systems are still needed.