Sunday, December 09, 2018

Do MRAPs finally go away once JLTV comes online?

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, notionally clear a lane during breaching operations as part of 6th Marine Regiment field exercise (FEX) aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 4, 2018. The regiment FEX utilizes combat capabilities from across the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, enhancing mission readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ursla Smith)

The US Army and Marine Corps have thousands of MRAPs sitting in storage at many locations around the continental US and presumably around the world.

What happens when the JLTV comes online?  Remember that it supposedly offers MRAP type protection in a much lighter package with much better mobility.

Do they finally go away?

Do we keep them in reserve for missions other than peer vs peer combat?

Do we gift them to allies if they're considered redundant for our purposes?

I'm just not sure.  What I do know is that vehicles age and these have been used hard over the last few years. 

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