US Army and Marine Corps MRAPs

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

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US Army and Marine Corps MRAPs

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

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Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the newest land warfare system in the United States Army and Marine Corps, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle has undeniably proved its value. Designed to meet the challenges of operating in a counterinsurgency environment, the MRAP has taken survivability to a new level. MRAPs are currently manufactured by three companies: BAE Systems, Navistar International Military Group, and Force Protection Inc. Each company manufactures an MRAP according to one of three classifications set by the US Department of Defense: Category I, Category II, or Category III. The Category I MRAPs are designed for urban combat. Category II covers the MRAPs designed for convoy security, medical evacuation, and explosive ordnance disposal. The Category III MRAP performs the same function as Category II but is designed to carry more personnel.

Since their introduction in 2007, MRAPs have performed remarkably in the asymmetric warfare environment. Their unique design and survivability characteristics have saved the lives hundreds of soldiers who otherwise would have been lost to landmines or IED attacks. As with any combat system, however, the MRAP is not without its drawbacks.

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Introduction · Design and Development · Operational History.Bibliography · Index

Product details

Published Nov 19 2013
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780962559
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 206
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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