Armoured Reconnaissance - Armoured Reconnaissance Units - United States

United States

  • Army

Each brigade combat team (BCT) (there are multiple combat support and combat service support brigades that may or may not have such assets) in the Army has an organic reconnaissance squadron assigned to it. Each heavy brigade combat team has an armed reconnaissance squadron consisting of three reconnaissance troops and an unmanned aerial vehicle troop. The reconnaissance troops have two reconnaissance platoons with five M1114 HMMWVs and three M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicles (a variant of the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle). Stryker BCTs include a Stryker-vehicle-based reconnaissance squadron. There are more than 30 cavalry reconnaissance squadrons in the US Army. incomplete list:

  1. US cavalry regiments Cavalry (United States)
  2. Cavalry scout – US Army specialist position
  • Marine Corps

The US Marine Corps light armored reconnaissance (LAR) battalions utilize the LAV-25, a 8×8 wheeled amphibious vehicle.

Regular

  1. 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion – 1st Marine Division
  2. 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion – 2nd Marine Division
  3. 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion – 1st Marine Division

Reserve

  1. 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion – 4th Marine Division (reservist)

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