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Friday, June 19, 2015
Special Ops Forces Fuel Demand for Ultralight Vehicles
When it comes to ground vehicles, U.S. Special Operations Command is embracing the notion that lighter is better. SOCOM wants platforms that can traverse difficult terrain and deliver special operations forces to their targets quickly, sacrificing armor protection for greater mobility. Toward that end, the command will jettison much of its heavy fleet, according to officials. “We’re basically on a mission to divest ourselves of most of those vehicles,” said Duke Dunnigan, deputy program manager of the family of special operations vehicles at SOCOM. “We’re looking at more ultralight and depending more on speed and agility versus armoring up so much that the suspensions don’t last long and I can’t negotiate the terrain.”
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How about Toyota trucks just like the ones we sent to ISIS? No bid...right off the shelf. Think of the possibilities...
didn't we have light weight humvees in iraq and afghan.? How well did that work out again? command getting more troops killed in the future until they relearn lessens that we already know! GREAT! young people pay attention it will be your life and limbs!
Back to the Jeep and further. Funny....
So we are ditching our heavy armored vehicles for dune buggies ?
Another hairbrained idea from the Obama-approved General officers ?
Hope they don't go overboard.
If they are divesting, maybe it's an opportunity to pick up a bargain at auction...
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