QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine general in charge of the program to send new armored vehicles to Iraq says the Pentagon has developed "a solution" to protect the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected trucks from the deadliest type of armor-piercing roadside bomb, called explosively formed projectiles, or EFPs.
The Pentagon's method for combating EFPs involves adding armor to the sides of MRAPs, Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan said in an interview with USA TODAY. The armor is a modified version of what the military calls Frag Kit 6, Brogan said. "I have a solution for EFPs, and I'm going to put it on the trucks I've already bought," Brogan said.
Read about Frag Kit 6 at Defense Review.
It was within the last four months that the St. Petersburg Times published a story bemoaning the supposed fact that MRAPs were already obsolete because of the use of explosively formed penetrators in Iraq.
The current story supports the criticism I leveled at David DeCamp's "Tool of war trumped."