Description: The transformation of traditional military forms and methods of armed struggle in modern armed conflicts, the rapid development of the latest information technologies, the emergence of new models of weapons and military equipment gave impetus to the further development of the military intelligence system of the leading countries of the world. Intelligence carries out multitask functions and has complex, integrated character in the framework of the general system of national security of the state. A characteristic feature of intelligence in contemporary armed conflicts is that it is an integral part of the concept of a network-centric war and has a pre-emptive character in its actions. Under certain conditions, it becomes not only the most important kind of combat support, but also a separate form of military action. Events in armed conflicts at the beginning of the 21st century showed significant features and certain problems in the organization and conduction of intelligence in the course of hostilities. With the continuation of the confrontation in the East of Ukraine, research on trends in the development of military intelligence and the definition of requirements for it are relevant and important scientific tasks. The article deals with the peculiarities of the use of intelligence units and intelligence units of the world's leading countries in armed conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. The analysis of the tasks, which were based on the parts and units of intelligence, the defined forms and methods of their application were carried out. On the basis of the analysis, the main tendencies of development (application) of parts and units of intelligence were determined, which allow to form requirements for the tactical level intelligence set of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Keywords: special operation, the armed forces, units and intelligence units, military intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic complexes
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