The recon speeder was modified for military use. It was painted in the red-and-white hues adopted by the Grand Army of the Republic and featured a cockpit protected by a bubble canopy that could seat a single pilot. The speeder was lightly shielded, and featured a blaster cannon mounted on the forward hull.
Republic recon speeders were deployed to support frontline operations, often scouting ahead in advance of larger Republic vehicles. The speeder could fly over a variety of terrain, including rocky environments such as the landscape of Geonosis.