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Scott Blaney, Chief of C-IED at US Center for Army Lessons Learned, gives Defence IQ a comprehensive overview of the performance of MRAP vehicles in Afghanistan and Iraq, and provides insight into the brand new MRAP Handbook being released in October 2010.
US Army tanks explore green fuel-cell technology
The United States military has announced that efforts to provide its armoured vehicles with non-petroleum based fuel-cells are making progress
Countering the Blast and Saving Lives: MRAP Vehicles Promise Crew Survivability
Scott Blaney is the Counter-IED Chief from the US Army Center for Army Lessons Learned. Here he outlines the history behind the push for technological development in armoured vehicles survivability. MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle development has been rapid but effective, and has ultimately benefited from feedback from the field.
The Fabric of Protection: Armoured Vehicles Designed to Survive
From Ceramics To Composite Materials, There Is A Broad Range Of Technologies Used To Manufacture Ballistic Protection. This Is A Vital Consideration When Constructing The Armoured Vehicle 'Iron Triangle'. Performance Is Now No Longer Measured Merely In Terms Of Blast Or Small Arms Protection, But Also In Weight Reduction. What's Better Than Polyethylene Woven Ballistic Fabrics? Cross Weave Technologies. Alex Yong Presents To Armoured Vehicles Asia On Behalf Of DSM Dyneema On These Protective Materials. Watch To Find Out How This Is Matching Up To The Competition.
Dr. Pradeep Rohatgi on the Lightweight Material Use in Military Vehicles
This video features Dr. Pradeep Rohatgi, Director of the Composites Center at the University of Wisconsin, as he discusses using lightweight materials in military vehicles at IDGA's Tactical Vehicles event. He talks about the reinforcement of different types of metals to increase reliability and energy efficiency in vehicles, as well as qualities including energy absorbing, self healing, self cleaning, and self lubricating that can greatly increase the quality of design and reduce weight which as a key issue for both the Army and the USMC.