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U.S. military receives new recovery vehicle

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The M1249 military recovery vehicle made its debut at Bagram Airfield March 14th. This new vehicle will provide the U.S. military with the ability to recover any vehicle no matter the damage.

Representatives from the U.S. military sent a request out to any company willing to build a vehicle that could recover all military vehicles currently used including the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, some of the heaviest vehicles used by the military. Navistar took the lead on the creation of the MRV.

The M1249 military recovery vehicle is on display during its debut at Bagram Airfield March 14th. The U.S. military has ordered 250 of these wreckers to replace the current wrecker in Afghanistan. The MRV has the ability to recover any military vehicle that is damaged or stuck, including the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, which are some of the heaviest vehicles currently used. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

The M1249 military recovery vehicle is on display during its debut at Bagram Airfield March 14th. The U.S. military has ordered 250 of these wreckers to replace the current wrecker in Afghanistan. The MRV has the ability to recover any military vehicle that is damaged or stuck, including the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, which are some of the heaviest vehicles currently used. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

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