MRAP transported by C-17

Credit: MRAP Transported By C-17 To Afghanistan, U.S. Army, March 2010

In the above photo shot on March10th, 2010, a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) is made ready for transport to Afghanistan on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from an airbase in Third Army’s Area of Operations.

TRANSCOM delivers 500 M-ATVs (MRAP All Terrain Vehicles) a month to Afghanistan via a combination of air and sealift: “in general we deliver about 90% of our equipment by surface modes and 10% by air.  In Afghanistan, based on the threat, we deliver approximately 80% by surface and 20% by air“, says USTRANSCOM Commander, General McNabb.

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***Posted on May 21st, 2010

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