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Old 04-02-2009, 05:20 PM   #11
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I don't know Dune - I got it from a good friend who's brother is in Intel. It came as a "unclassified" report in a MS Powerpoint type of screen by screen slide show. It probably happened a year ago and just now got out...

This is the guys name who filed the report:

MAJ Brent *****
Sr. Project Officer
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027

I deleted his last name & duty station because I don't have his permission, but he is on the unclassified report, so anyone that gets the e-mail has it. *shrug*

I just thought it was time to hear some good news about the battle with the IEDs for a change.

That thing is a BEAST and is one hell of an Engineering Marvel. Do you know how many Humvees could be destroyed with a 500lb IED???

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #12
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The shape along with the thickness is what makes it so good. It send the blast to the sides and not up adding to the protection. Whoever did this was thinking and thinking right when they did it.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:14 PM   #13
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Two truck manufacturers Oshkosh and International were selected among nine companies, each providing two Category I and two Category II vehicles for testing. The Category I vehicle is the smaller of the two vehicles, intended for urban operations and referred to as the Mine Resistant Utility Vehicle (MRUV). The Category II vehicle is a larger platform, designated as the Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV), and is designed to carry up to 10 passengers on multiple types of missions.

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International Engines and Trucks (IET) has teamed with the Israeli armor expert Plasan Sasa to provide protected Mine Resistant, Ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles. The two companies have already completed another armoring design, fitting add-on armor cab to the MXT-MV utility vehicle. International’s trucks will utilize a modular concept to armor its trucks for the MRAP bid. The design maintains the standard chassis to ensure commonality and enable worldwide support, while assembling the modular, V-shaped crew compartment hull on top. The V-shaped hull helps to deflect any blasts from underneath the truck to dissipate around the crew area, minimizing damage. The chassis types selected for the bid include commercial trucks built to carry heavy loads, therefore accommodating the weight of protective armor built into the truck design. This design maintains the vehicle's maneuverability even under full loads.

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Old 04-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #14
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This thing is a testament to American enginuity and manufacturing. I saw them on the Military Channel one day, they did a mock ambush on a small motorcade of Chevy Suburbans in which a political person was present. After the RPG's took out the trucks, this monster came to the rescue. I think they were called the Buffalo at the time, not sure what they call them now. I call them one tough SOB.
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