Pentagon to Set MRAP Fleet Size at 14,000 Vehicles

By Jason Sherman, Marjorie Censer / September 6, 2007 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon is poised to cap the size of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program at approximately 14,000 vehicles, setting up a need for approximately 6,000 additional blast-proof trucks next year and requiring up to $9 billion more in fiscal year 2008, according to defense sources. The revised requirement would comprise about half the total number of MRAP vehicles requested for the Army earlier this year by Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, and suggests that the...

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