04 Jun '12, 12pm

Where are the MRAP Going?: With missions in Iraq completed and Afghanistan drawing down, the Army hasn’t decided...

Where are the MRAP Going?: With missions in Iraq completed and Afghanistan drawing down, the Army hasn’t decided...

With missions in Iraq completed and Afghanistan drawing down, the Army hasn’t decided what to do with these monsters, available in many variants, from the massive Cougar to the all-terrain vehicle M-ATV, some are torn out by years of harsh service, others brand new, as they haven’t travelled a mile yet. Others will be mothballed or used for training purposes. While most vehicles have left Iraq already, the Army plans to scrap some of the vehicles, and could leave behind about 60 percent of the 21,000 MRAPs, to be stored in prepositioned stockpiles prepared for future contingency or sold to local military forces. Since most MRAP configurations are too high for storage at sea, the vehicles are likely to remain on land in prepositioned unit bases, somewhere in Soutwest Asia. Some of the MRAPs that will reach the US will be mothballed at the Army depots in the California high ...

Full article: http://defense-update.com/20120604_where-are-the-mrap-goi...

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