While the actual purchasing of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) trucks has slowed down in 2008, MRAP contracts and modifications still remained strong enough to push vehicle acquisitions to top positions for Pentagon expenses through the midyear mark. Combining for about $6.2 billion in contracts and modifications through the end of June, tracked and wheeled vehicle costs accounted for about 22 percent of the top 10 Pentagon expenses at the half-year mark, according to an Aerospace ...
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