Thursday, August 09, 2007

New Armor To Iraq

MRAP's on the way to Iraq:

Tech. Sgt. Brad Hughes double-checks the load information on a pair of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicles after they are loaded on a C-17 Globemaster III at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., for shipment to Iraq July 28. An estimated 3,500 MRAP vehicles are expected to be in Iraq by Dec. 31. Sergeant Hughes is a loadmaster with the 317th Airlift Squadron. U.S.

A Mine Resistant Ambushed Protected (MRAP) prototype vehicle is displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2007. The MRAP is designed to help protect military troops from mines and improvised explosive devices in Iraq. This prototype is currently being tested in Aberdeen, Md. Defense Dept. photo by William D. Moss.

And about that Dragon Skin NBC was such a big fan of: Revealed: DoJ Dumps Dragon Skin body armor.

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