A source with inside knowledge of the issue sent me this today and I thought I’d share it with you:
Armor kits to deal with the EFP threat to MRAPs is already in production and some kits are in the shipment/installation pipeline to units in Iraq.
The problem with high tempo military operations is that those on the cutting edge will not turn in their current equipment for upgrade when the alternative is using armored Humvees while the existing MRAP vehicles are being upgraded.
Now, we’re still working on finding out what this armor could be — or do — and how many are being shipped. But this is truly an important, and intriguing, development.