Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 10.21.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jan 21,2008
New U.S. armored vehicles performing well
by UPI

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A $22 billion investment in new armored vehicles for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq is showing good returns, the Pentagon reported.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited the military's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, S.C., last week where finishing technological touches are put on the vehicles before being flown or shipped overseas, USA Today reported Monday.

About 1,200 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected trucks are produced each month, and 2,225 of the vehicles have been delivered to Iraq and staging areas in Kuwait, the military said.

Speaking to workers, Gates said since deploying the MRAPs last fall, the U.S. Army hasn't lost a single soldier in 12 roadside bomb attacks targeting the new trucks.

The trucks have a V-shaped hull and raised chassis that deflect bomb blasts outward, away from troops inside.

Military spokesman U.S. Army Maj. Winfield Danielson said more than 300 roadside bombs exploded or were discovered by U.S. troops in early January, the report said.



© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

747 times read

Related news
New military vehicles tougher than humvees by UPI posted on May 11,2007

Support the troops by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Feb 22,2008

Marines seek probe into MRAPs delay by UPI posted on Feb 26,2008

Gates to assess further troop withdrawals by UPI posted on Feb 11,2008

Commander: Marine vehicle saves lives by UPI posted on Apr 19,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 7 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?