The following is the May 27, 2022, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV). Read More
A Light Armored Vehicle attached to 4th LAV Battalion, 4th Marine Division, sits on the horizon during exercise Trident Juncture 2015 in Almería, Spain, Oct. 30, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo
The Marine Corps is evaluating three pitches for the vehicle that will replace its fleet of 1980s vintage light armored vehicles, the service announced last week. Read More
The following is the May 13, 2021, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) Read More
Textron’s Cottonmouth vehicle is the company’s pitch for the Marine Corps’ Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle program to replace the aging Light Armored Vehicle for recon Marines. Textron photo.
The Marine Corps has collected proposals to design and build a prototype Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle, meant to far surpass the capabilities of the legacy Light Armored Vehicle and help reconnaissance Marines observe their surroundings, find targets and even take out threats on their own. Read More
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepare to move after conducting a “hot check” of their Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 29, 2019. “Hot checks” are conducted during convoys to ensure that all the vital parts of an LAV are functioning properly. US Marine Corps photo.
The Marine Corps will kick off the analysis of alternatives on its Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) this summer, after some early troubles finding the right strategy to replace the 1980s-built Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) with a fifth-generation combat capability. Read More
Cpl. Kendal Parish and Sgt. Arben Kupa, both Airframe Mechanics from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, reinstall a panel of an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after maintenance aboard the USS Wasp, May 24, 2015. The Maintainers from VMFAT-501 are aboard the Wasp to support maintenance of the F-35B during the operational testing period.
The Marine Corps will begin using secure wireless internet at its aviation hangars this year as part of its drive to increase aviation readiness. Read More
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, speaks with Lance Cpl. Cesar H. Salinas, unmanned aerial system operator, at Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 28, 2016. Neller visited Twentynine Palms to observe Marines participating in the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment (MIX-16). US Marine Corps photo.
This post has been updated to correct the name of the Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon launcher Brig. Gen. Joseph Shrader refers to.
Marine Corps budgets in the coming years may be more focused on the company, platoon and squad levels, with the service trying to empower lower echelons that will operate with more independence in dispersed operations. Read More
Marine tactical air command squadron 48 Marines receive aircraft and ground troop information on their monitors during Operation Javelin Thrust at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., July 24, 2011. US Marine Corps photo.
The Marine Corps will field an update to a key command and control program that will provide more crucial situational awareness information to more units, enhancing commanders’ ability to make operational decisions while simplifying the user experience. Read More