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Army, Air Force fit MRAP with freaking mine-clearing lasers

The US Army and Air Force are preparing a new MRAP vehicle that's capable of detonating IEDs from 1,000 feet away using laser beams.

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How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing up 1,000 trucks

What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military waste.

Law Enforcement Agencies Unable To Return Military Vehicles

Defense Department not interested in warehousing unused equipment

The San Diego Unified School District police received a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) for free through a Defense Department Program in April. The police agency now wants the equipment, and the PR nightmare that came with it, off their hands.

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Truant students beware, San Diego school district acquires MRAP

Meet the newest vehicle in the arsenal of the San Diego Unified School District, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, more commonly known as an MRAP, or the US military's answer to the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) so favored by insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Army trying to figure out what to do with 20,000 mine-resistant trucks

The venerable HMMWV served the United States military as the go-to vehicle for 25 solid years. Before that, various militarized Jeep models had been pressed into service since 1941, when the army first identified the need for a lightweight, all-terrain vehicle capable of carrying a few troops and all their gear into battle.

Humvee orders about to end, have you met the MRAP?

United States Army HMMWV (Humvee) – Click above for high-res image gallery

U.S. Army to give long-serving Humvee honorable discharge?

United States Army HMMWV (Humvee) - Click above for high-res image gallery