How much does a MRAP cost?

How much does a MRAP cost?

MRAP program MRAP vehicles usually have “V”-shaped hulls to deflect explosive forces from land mines or IEDs below the vehicle, thereby protecting vehicle and passengers. MRAPs weigh 14 to 18 tons, 9 feet (2.7 m) high, and cost between US$500,000 and US$1,000,000.

How many lives did the MRAP save?

40,000 lives
In 2011, the Pentagon MRAP shop estimated that MRAPs saved up to a stunning 40,000 lives — 10,000 in Iraq and 30,000 Afghanistan.

What is a MRAP military vehicle?

The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles provides Soldiers with highly survivable multimission platforms capable of mitigating improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, explosively formed penetrators, underbody mines and small arms fire threats which produce the greatest number of …

Why was the MRAP important in the Iraq War?

The arrival of these vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan was heralded as a defining moment for soldiers facing enemy fire in war every day. The innovations fundamental to MRAP vehicle construction and engineering, and the pace at which they flew from concept to war struck many as a small miracle of life-saving proportions.

When was the first MRAP military vehicle made?

The first MRAPs emerged in the early to mid-2000s, and in 2007 former Secretary Robert Gates made the now-famous comment that acquiring MRAPs was the Pentagon’s highest priority. Within just a few years, thousands of MRAPs were built and delivered. Would you like to see Barack Obama on the Supreme Court?

How are MRAP armored vehicles built to survive?

MRAPs were built such that in the event that the vehicle had to absorb a massive IED hit, the core capsule or chassis of the vehicle would stay intact. The wheels may come off, various pieces and components may get destroyed, yet the soldiers riding inside… survive.

Can a roadside bomb kill a MRAP vehicle?

Fire, flying metal fragments and burning hot explosive materials could not stop them… despite being on the receiving end of a massive roadside bomb attack did not kill soldiers at times riding in the now-famous Mine Resistant Ambush Protected blast-deflecting war vehicles.

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