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Force Recon, both MARSOC and RAIDER, but who remembers this elite Marines?

The Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance doesn't belong to Special Operations Command Corps but is considered an elite force and Special Forces unit because of their intelligence, operations behind enemy lines, and methods of insertion and removal, diving, equal to those of other special forces like the Navy SEALs, Army special forces, United States Army Rangers or Air Force Combat Controllers.



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The basic infantry weapon Marine Corps is the family of M16 assault rifles. Most Marines are equipped with the M16A2 or M16A4 service rifles, or more recently with M4 carbine is a compact variant. Suppressive fire is provided by the M249 SAW and M240G machine gun in the squad and company levels respectively.

Moreover, indirect fire is provided by the M203 grenade launcher to attack equipment; the M224, 60 mm mortar in companies; and M252, 81mm mortar in battalions. M2 heavy machine gun 12.7 mm automatic grenade launcher and MK19 (40 mm) are available for use by infantry but these weapons are usually installed on vehicles used. Precision fire is provided by snipers using rifles Barrett M82 and M110 SASS recent. While the selected shooters use the M39 and SAM-R.


The Marine Corps uses a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles as an offensive force and defensive anti-armor capability. The SMAW and AT4 are unguided rockets that can destroy armor and fixed defenses up to 500 m away. The Predator SRAW, FGM-148 Javelin and BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles are. The SRAW is a disposable weapon short range; the Javelin and BGM-71 TOW are heavier missiles effective over 2000 meters that give infantry a greater offensive capability against armor.