December 23, 2009 6:16 PM

Army's new all-terrain vehicle debuts in Afghanistan

First there was the MRAP, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that was intended to blunt the effectiveness of insurgents in Iraq. Now there's the M-ATV — the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle — designed for use in Afghanistan, where the MRAP proved too cumbersome. The Pentagon has ordered 5,000 for the battlefield.

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