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New net armor proves its worth


Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – When 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry began using new mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, they also made the switch from bar cage armor to net armor. 

When the first few trucks moved into circulation with the net armor, many Soldiers were concerned about its effectiveness, but the nets were combat tested September 19th, and Soldiers approved.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Ward from Herndon, VA, platoon leader of 2nd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, confessed he was skeptical about the nets. “I just didn’t think the thin net would be able to safeguard the vehicle and the Soldiers from a rocket-propelled grenade.”  «Read the rest of this article»

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