TITLE

Frugal Fighters

AUTHOR(S)
Kreisher, Otto
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Sea Power;Sep2009, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles by the U.S. Marine Corps in an effort to protect and save its troops against the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan. The Marine Corps has modified some of its MRAPs costing 161,000 dollars per vehicle with the medium tactical vehicle replacement (MTVR) to be used in Afghanistan. It also notes that the MRAPs have an independent suspension system (ISS) which provides better stability.
ACCESSION #
43934374

 

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