Military officials order smaller MRAPs to reduce deaths caused by roadside hazards

WASHINGTON - The MRAPS used overseas by U.S. troops may…

WASHINGTON – The MRAPS used overseas by U.S. troops may be able to give soldiers the best protection against roadside bombs and enemy bullets, but they also make passengers vulnerable to routine hazards like sharp turns, rutted roads and rickety bridges.  These issues are just as relevant now, as more troops face a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan.  In effort to provide troops with a vehicle that offers the same ballistic protection, yet is more stable in mountainous terrain and unpaved roads, military officials are sending 800 more RG-31s, the smallest of MRAPs now being used by the military.  For more on this, click here and return back to comment.

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