With Advanced IEDs, Structural Changes May Trump Increased Armour

Neil Waghorn

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are one of the biggest threats for vehicles in Afghanistan. According to figures obtained by the Washington Post from the Joint IED Defeat Organisation, the number of IED attacks in Afghanistan reached 14,661 in 2010, with 2011’s figures set to be even higher. This threat has lead to many nations across the globe investing in IED protection. While the sophistication of IEDs varies wildly – from artillery shells connected to a simple pressure p...
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