Army Unit in Iraq Begins Fielding the First MRAPs

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1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently became the first in Task Force Marne to receive the Army’s new mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, known as MRAPs. MRAP fielding will continue steadily, with a goal of having the entire task force outfitted by February. ey are currently being fielded to units that need them the most and that operate in areas with the highest threat, officials said. The goal is for each platoon to eventually have four MRAPs; Although the humvee is not expected to be phased out anytime soon, the MRAP will begin to take its place as the new standard Army vehicle.


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