Last MRAP from Iraq arrives at the Port of Beaumont

05/13/2012
The last vehicle to leave Iraq for Operation New Dawn has arrived at the Port of Beaumont, Texas. The MRAP will soon make its way to the 1st CAV Museum at Fort Hood, TX to be displayed as piece of Army history. Last MRAP from Iraq arrives at the Port…

Tank Mechanics Lifting Damaged MRAP

09/21/2011
09/21/2011: This video shows how tank mechanics with 2nd Tanks help transport a damaged Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle onto a trailer. These mechanics also have the help of an M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle -- a $2,000,000 mammoth machine which can tow up to 140 tons. A V-12, twin turbo…

Is the MRAP Acquisition a Model for Acquisition, Rapid or Otherwise?

11/08/2009
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles were rapidly acquired based upon an undeniable urgent operational requirement.  In short, the rapid fielding of MRAPs was an absolute necessity.  The use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and beyond had become a clear threat after several years in the Iraqi theater.  And,…