New European vehicles combine mobility and protection
One challenge of Afghan roads is finding any that are passable—at least for large vehicles. Most of the country is connected by trails that cannot support the mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) trucks used in Iraq. France and the U.K. went into the theater with lighter, more mobile vehicles and lost people to roadside bombs. France is now introducing a more mobile, heavily protected vehicle, while a smaller protected truck is under development in the U.K. Aravis (named after a range ...
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