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'''Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL)''' are an evolutionary series of [[U.S. Army]] intelligence collection aircraft, based on the four-turboprop DeHavilland DHC-7 fixed-wing aircraft. A fully equipped multifunction version has  [[communications intelligence]](COMINT), [[imagery intelligence]](IMINT), and synthetic aperture radar/moving target indicator (SAR/MTI) mission payloads.  
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'''Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL)''' are an evolutionary series of [[U.S. Army]] intelligence collection aircraft, based on the four-turboprop DeHavilland DHC-7 fixed-wing aircraft. A fully equipped multifunction version has  [[communications intelligence]](COMINT), [[imagery intelligence]] (IMINT), and [[radar#imaging radar|synthetic aperture radar/moving target indicator]] (SAR/MTI) mission payloads.  
  
 
As opposed to the [[RC-12 GUARDRAIL]], which have no onboard displays and are pure extensions of a ground station, the ARL sensors are controlled and operated via on-board open-architecture, multi-function workstation, as well as being networked elsewhere.
 
As opposed to the [[RC-12 GUARDRAIL]], which have no onboard displays and are pure extensions of a ground station, the ARL sensors are controlled and operated via on-board open-architecture, multi-function workstation, as well as being networked elsewhere.
  
There are a small number of these aircraft, considered [[echelons above corps]], currently assigned to [[United States Southern Command]] and [[United States Forces Korea]].  It complements the RC-121 GUARDRAIL; both will be replaced by a future [[Airborne Common Sensor]].
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There are a small number of these aircraft, considered [[echelons above corps]], currently assigned to [[United States Southern Command]] and [[United States Forces Korea]].  It complements the [[RC-12 GUARDRAIL]]; both will be replaced by a future [[Airborne Common Sensor]].

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Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) are an evolutionary series of U.S. Army intelligence collection aircraft, based on the four-turboprop DeHavilland DHC-7 fixed-wing aircraft. A fully equipped multifunction version has communications intelligence(COMINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT), and synthetic aperture radar/moving target indicator (SAR/MTI) mission payloads.

As opposed to the RC-12 GUARDRAIL, which have no onboard displays and are pure extensions of a ground station, the ARL sensors are controlled and operated via on-board open-architecture, multi-function workstation, as well as being networked elsewhere.

There are a small number of these aircraft, considered echelons above corps, currently assigned to United States Southern Command and United States Forces Korea. It complements the RC-12 GUARDRAIL; both will be replaced by a future Airborne Common Sensor.