CENTER FOR ARMY LESSONS LEARNED MRAP VEHICLES HANDBOOK
- 168 pages
- REL NATO, GCTF, ISAF, MCFI, ABCA
- For Official Use Only
- September 2008
- 6.59 MB
This book will familiarize Warfighters and leaders with the MRAP vehicle, its capabilities and limitations, and planning considerations for its employment. The information found in this book does not replace or override any safety precautions, warnings, notes in existing technical and/or operator manuals, or unit standing orders or operating procedures.
The acronym “MRAP” does not mean any one specific vehicle. It is a generic term intended to apply to vehicles from different manufacturers that meet a common set of capabilities. There are several manufacturers, each providing a unique variant of the MRAP vehicle. The photos and drawings used in this book are not intended to imply a preference for any specific design or manufacturer. They are simply representative of the family of MRAP vehicles. The joint services are fielding these vehicles to improve the force protection of units operating in the high-threat areas of Iraq and Afghanistan. The fielding plan is based on threat levels; units with the highest threat level have the priority for MRAP vehicles.
There are three categories of MRAP vehicles. Category (CAT) I and CAT II vehicles carry six and ten Warfighters respectively and supplement missions performed with the up-armored high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle and other combat vehicles. CAT III vehicles are used to support route clearance missions.