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General Dynamics delivers first MRAP vehicles designed to deflect blasts from IEDs
General Dynamics ^ | Jul 11, 2007

Posted on 07/15/2007 12:13:56 PM PDT by bnelson44

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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Is that the one?

I think the other two pictured in the thread are it. Thought what I had was until I saw the others (the real big picture and the smaller one of the same vehicle).

51 posted on 07/15/2007 3:02:48 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: alloysteel

Speaking of, they need something like a light tank with the same protection. An MIAI has a soft underbelly.


52 posted on 07/15/2007 3:04:20 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Leisler

Right on—unfortunately. Why do I think that every third general in the Army ought to be retired tomorrow and not replaced?


53 posted on 07/15/2007 3:06:58 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: bnelson44
Heres somebody using the current stuff in an anti-IED role. I check his blog daily and recommend it to anyone that will listen.
http://acutepolitics.blogspot.com/index.html
54 posted on 07/15/2007 3:14:04 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: bnelson44

The US needs to rush these vehicles as fast as they can be made to our guys. IEDs (a weapon used by Islamic cowards) kill so many soldiers. The Pentagon should make it the highest priority to make these in large numbers!


55 posted on 07/15/2007 3:16:17 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: Doctor Don

Doctor Don,
This project is DoD Sec Gates highest priority.


56 posted on 07/15/2007 3:18:41 PM PDT by bnelson44 (http://www.appealforcourage.org)
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To: Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper

Hmmmm... What happened to the evaluation?

DoD just buys it now (pig in a poke)?


57 posted on 07/15/2007 3:21:15 PM PDT by sauropod (Driving 100 mph in a Pious with the sunroof open)
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To: null and void

As they try to build and emplace new and larger IEDs they spend more time at it and are more vulnerable. Larger IEDs will also be easier to spot. We are capable of outdoing anything they come up with and our men and women in the fight will exploit their vulnerabilities. It’s how long wars are fought.


58 posted on 07/15/2007 3:25:10 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: Uriah_lost

Thanks for posting the link at # 54.


59 posted on 07/15/2007 3:30:27 PM PDT by csvset
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To: glorgau

This vehicle appears to be great for ordinary explosive charges directly under them, but I would like to see it take a blast from the side - where most IEDS are. What happens when the terrorists start using more armor piercing mines - the ones with deforming copper projectiles?


60 posted on 07/15/2007 3:37:35 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: sauropod
Naw, they appear on Future Weapons and The Transformers (you can buy the toy at Walmart even)... the evaluation better measure up to the ratings or it will be Dragon Skin all over again.
61 posted on 07/15/2007 4:13:24 PM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: sauropod
to wit: Bonecrusher

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*I know, I know, this is FPI's Buffalo, not the GD vehicle...

62 posted on 07/15/2007 4:21:42 PM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: bnelson44
The question is, do we have enough industrial capacity?

Well DUH! We'll have 'em built in China...

63 posted on 07/15/2007 4:29:44 PM PDT by null and void (We are a Nation of Laws... IGNORED Laws...)
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To: bnelson44

I hope that the acronym “MRAP” won’t be used by some L.A.-based rap singer who goes on to join Snoop Dogg in concert: “Snoop Dog and MRAP”


64 posted on 07/15/2007 4:32:34 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: Uriah_lost

Yes and no.

That is how they are fought on the battlefield.

They are won(?) and lost in Congress, though...


65 posted on 07/15/2007 4:33:20 PM PDT by null and void (We are a Nation of Laws... IGNORED Laws...)
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To: RobbyS
Near the end of the Vietnam war the military did the failed raid on the Son Tay prison camp. The troops had the then fairly new Aimpoint sights. 1970. I got out of the Army in 82/83, so the Aimpoints were around for over ten years, maybe 15. Officially we were not to have, use or practice with them, yet we all went down to the local good old boy civilian gun store and bought one. At the time they were about $150.

I don’t know when Aimpoints, or their equivalents were issued commonly, say around 1990. Maybe some knows. Anyhow, that simple, cheap, factor increasing technology took the Army 20 years. Pathetic.

By the way, the Son Tay raid failed because the planning was too long and the raiders showed up too late. Slowness again was the motto.

66 posted on 07/15/2007 4:33:35 PM PDT by Leisler (Just be glad your not getting all the Government you pay for.)
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To: bnelson44
I see. Well, that makes sense. They are copies of the south african design. But now there is the question...what’s the difference between a cougar and a RG-31 charger? Maybe the “charger” is a misprint. This is what was confusing me. I found it in the wikipedia site. Go down to where it says “variants”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RG-31

this is the same link I posted earlier.

67 posted on 07/15/2007 4:34:04 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Those that can do, do. Those that can't do, teach. Those that can't do either, run for office)
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To: Leisler

You mean every commander is not Stonewall jackson? ;-)


68 posted on 07/15/2007 4:40:10 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: mamelukesabre

RG-31 Charger - US Army version of the Mk3 and Mk5 with a Detroit Diesel engine


69 posted on 07/15/2007 5:05:29 PM PDT by bnelson44 (http://www.appealforcourage.org)
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To: bnelson44

So the marine version is called a cougar, and has a foreign made engine? What is it? Mercedes benz? Isuzu?


70 posted on 07/15/2007 5:22:09 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Those that can do, do. Those that can't do, teach. Those that can't do either, run for office)
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To: bnelson44
But they lived!!! This is fantastic. Let the creeps build bigger ieds. It has to be more difficult for them to do that and more costly. There should be a lot fewer of them.

This looks to be a terrific vehicle!

71 posted on 07/15/2007 7:38:21 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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