MRAP has no prospects

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  1. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    MRAP has no prospects

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    In the last decade, the U.S. military (mostly Army and Marines) have bought about 20 000 vehicles MRAP (with protection from mines and ambushes). As soon as American troops began to withdraw from Iraq, many of these machines proved to be unsuitable for Afghanistan, where less expensive, and it was decided to develop for these conditions, the special design of the new MRAP.

    In the end, most of these armored vehicles will be left without work. Some of them get into the store, but many will be put up for sale cheap. The problem is that the most likely buyers will not be much.

    At first it was thought that the market will provide a peacekeeping operation. Security is often called into question in the areas of natural disasters or riots, and MRAP were seen as a potential solution for many organizations and countries that have security problems. In fact, the peacekeepers are rarely found in areas where there is active fighting. Such operations are called peacekeeping, and they are much less popular and less common than peace-keeping operations.

    Another drawback is that the operation of MRAP expensive (over $ 10,000 per year). This is yet another deterrent to those involved in peacekeeping operations. Although the MRAP is ideal for areas where the threat is terrorists or criminals (with mines and bombs). However, in such places should be the military units ready for combat deysvtiyam, not peacekeepers and rescue workers.

    American combat units that use the MRAP so far, to carry out combat missions is not often used combat vehicles on rough terrain. MRAP tied to the roads, their high center of gravity makes them too bulky for off-road operations.

    As the U.S. to forswear war, similar to those held in Iraq and Afghanistan at the moment American troops are preparing for a more traditional military operations, that is, with lots of cars moving on the road. In this case, the majority of the 20,000 MRAP will not work, and with only a few potential buyers. Most of them will find their end in the warehouses where the content will cost several hundred dollars per year per machine. And after ten years or so, many components of MRAP deteriorate, resulting in the cost of bringing in the military state becomes very large. Their unique design (based on the V-shaped bottom) makes it too expensive to convert to commercial use (by removing the armor and other military components.) So it seems that MRAP will slowly decay over time, and then be scrapped. The cost of equipment, which can be removed from the MRAP and used in other machines, on average a third of a million dollars. But mostly MRAP in the end will be $ 10 billion invested in military technology, which at the end of the war finds its application.


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  3. methos

    methos Regular Member

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    I think that the author of this article does not have much clue about what he is talking. He overgeneralizes too much.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    I hope he is wrong; the vehicles are built in North Carolina.
     
  5. Damian

    Damian Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    MRAPs can be used in many different operations where no conventional high scale conflict is present. For example Africa, there are plenty operations done mostly by the UN, and to minimize risk and potential looses different types of MRAPs can be send there. or example EOD teams can use Buffalo MPV that was designed to help dispose explosive threats along roads, be it mines, IED's etc.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Someone`s wild thoughs..

    This can go against same for many Wheeled APC & IFV..



    MPV are better as they provide better protection from Mines without increasing Body weight, Thanks to the V deign..
     

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