Upon activating the Scan, a yellow bar will slowly move across your map, lighting any enemies up as big red dots for you, and you alone. Right click and “spot” the dots that are in engagement range of your troops. They won’t blink for you unless the dot has already disappeared, but they will blink for everyone else.
Aside from the Scan+Spot combo, the Scan takes only about 30 seconds to recharge, so use it often. Watch the movements of enemies, watch for lone cars speeding toward YOU or an undefended flag, and watch for enemy flags left undefended so that you can seize the opportunity.
Originally published on Gamespot.com https://www.gamespot.com/profile/blog/battlefield-2-satellite-scan-by-commander/24990685/