The Recon Sortie is a support power used by Foehn forces through their Cyberkernel. It is used to reveal unexplored areas on the battlefield through a pair of fast-moving drones, which flies over the targeted location before circling back.
Like its Soviet counterpart, the Recon Sortie's drones cannot be targeted by anti-air weapons (only an active Blasticade can destroy them). On the other hand, what makes the Recon Sortie different from the Spy Plane other than having more aerial units and sight range is that the Recon Drones reveal the area in a cross pattern (more noticeable when targeting the center of the battlefield) and they do so the moment they spawn in the battlefield.
The AI will use Recon Sortie to target a clear space close to the center of the enemy base. If all enemies are defeated, the AI will target their own base, with the same circumstances.
- The Recon Sortie is based on the Surveillance Sweep from Red Alert 3. The drones themselves also bear a strong resemblance to the Allied Apollo Fighter from the same game.
- Possibly because of a graphical glitch or an oversight in the unit's programming, the drones themselves are sometimes known to fly backwards along their flight path.