23 Feb '18, 7pm

Pizza MREs On the Way to Troops by Next Year

Pizza MREs On the Way to Troops by Next Year

Troops will soon get pizza in places where delivery drivers don't go. The military is preparing to produce Meals, Ready to Eat pizzas that are engineered to stay fresh for three years in a pouch. Troops could taste their first pizza MREs in the field by next year, Army officials say. These don't compare to the freshly made pizzas at an Italian restaurant, but they stack up well to store-bought pizzas, said David Accetta, spokesman for Natick Soldier Research Development & Engineering Center in Maryland. "I think it's better than frozen pizza," he said. The pizzas come with only one topping -- pepperoni -- but more varieties will be added as troops weigh in on the kinds they like, he said. The current generation of MREs must run out before the next generation, which includes the pizzas, can be distributed, Accetta said. He estimated the changeover will happen by 2019. Some ...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/02/23/pizza-mres...

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