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REF Lab Finds Fix for MRAP Weakness

  Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are tough but their tires have not faired well in Afghanistan. Last year, the air valves that protrude off of MRAP tires were…




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The U.S.’ Post 9/11 Weapons Tech

Being part of Military.com, it wouldn’t be right if we here at DT didn’t do something to recognize the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. We figured…


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Why is China Buying MRAPs? (updated)

So, why is China buying MRAPs especially at a time when some in the U.S. defense establishment are calling for the U.S. to cut the…




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A Sling Seat that Saves Lives

It’s not everyday a manufacturer will ask a customer in front of a crowd of people whether he was satisfied with a product. Not unrehearsed…




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MRAPs Take Over for Humvees Off Base

Our own Christian Lowe is embedded with U.S. forces in Afghanistan through June 1 and sends us this dispatch from FOB Sharana in eastern Afghanistan….



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US Army’s New Combat Vehicle

This article first appeared in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. The U.S. Army is moving forward on its ground combat vehicle (GCV) program with an…


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Of MRAPs, IEDs and M1114s

I participated in a roundtable interview last week with Maj. Gen. John Kelly, the deputy commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force and the on-the-ground commander…


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More on MRAP-ATV

We ran another MRAP story this morning at Military.com that Greg Grant over at DoD Buzz previewed a few weeks ago. The military is pressing…


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MRAP Sheet

We ran a story this morning on Military.com about the Pentagon Inspector General report on the response by the Marine Corps to Urgent Universal Needs…


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MRAP Armor Update:

This was passed along to me from a source on the EFP retro-armoring for MRAPs currently in Iraq. Looks as if we have some fidelity…


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EFP Armor on the Way

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…