MRAP Funding Nears Approval

Miles, Donna
September 2007
Soldiers;Sep2007, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p42
The article reports on the possibility that the request of U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Robert M. Gates to the U.S. Congress to transfer nearly $1.2 billion to the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program to get an estimated 3,500 of the vehicles to Iraq by the end of 2007, will be approved. According to John Young, director of defense research and engineering and chairman of the DOD's MRAP task force, the fund will speed up the timetable for getting deployed troops the best armored vehicles possible.


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