Marine Corps continues development of new recon units, MLR capabilities with Force Design update

By Nick Wilson / June 5, 2023 at 5:00 AM
As the Marine Corps begins the fourth year of its Force Design modernization effort, the service is continuing its push to improve the mobility and lethality of its stand-in forces by establishing new reconnaissance battalions, solidifying operating concepts for its Marine Littoral Regiments and continuing to experiment with new technologies. An annual update to the service’s Force Design 2030 initiative released today cites progress in transitioning existing light armored reconnaissance (LAR) battalions into more capable “mobile reconnaissance battalions” (MRBs), with...

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