Army eyes increase in LRB size PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 18:21

After the Light Reaction Battalion (LRB) of the Philippine Army showed its efficiency during the so-called Zamboanga City siege last September, PA chief Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes said on Tuesday they are looking at the possibility of increasing the number of its companies to six.

Should this come into reality, the LRB will then become a Light Reaction Regiment

At present, the LRB has three companies which consist of 120 officers and men each.

“We have seen the effectiveness of the Light Reaction companies during the Zamboanga City siege and we will use these units to fight off terror threats,” Coballes said.

He added that the additional companies will be equipped with the most modern equipment and doctrines for urban warfare.