The report presents the conclusions and recommendations of an ad hoc study group which investigated the problems and opportunities of providing improved airborne severe storm reconnaissance with special emphasis on airborne radar detection and surveillance of hurricanes. Study group recommendations are made in terms of what can and should be done in three epochs by the 1970 hurricane season, by the 1971 hurricane season, and by the 1972 hurricane season. Several options are listed to allow some flexibility in choice of implementation. Discussion of the rationale is also included, and suggestions of desirable improvements in areas other than radar are made. A rudimentary radar hurricane model is presented to aid in the analysis of competing systems, and the implications on radar design of the radar requirements as presented are discussed.