Room to Live: Why Aren't Armoured Vehicles Surviving the Explosive Threat in Afghanistan?

Alex Shone

Vehicle survivability is a key topic in the current public debate surrounding operations in Afghanistan. The subsequent interest this debate has mobilised has pressured manufacturers to find a solution to produce armoured vehicles that can protect ISAF troops from the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Is MRAP really the solution? This has resulted in the wide range of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that we now see available on the market, each purporting t...
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