Full Spectrum LAR
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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Marine Corps Light Armored Reconnaissance LAR battalions lack the organizational structure and equipment to prosecute missions ranging from the low to the high end of the warfare spectrum. LAR battalions currently lack reliable anti-armor defeating capabilities. These same unreliable anti-armor defeating capabilities cause LAR companies to have fewer infantry scouts. Fewer scouts diminish LARs capabilities to prosecute Counterinsurgency Operations COIN where more foot mobile forces are needed. Organic LAR company mortars, currently comprising medium calibers, cannot range the doctrinal width screen lines and have limited effectiveness during urban operations. The LAR battalions have limited long haul recovery assets and limited long range communications capabilities available to support separate platoon operations. These deficiencies can be overcome.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Combat Vehicles