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Army Will Pour Billions Into Truck Fleet 


By Sandra I. Erwin 

The Army is expected to budget between $18 billion to $20 billion during the next 12 years to revamp its war-torn truck fleet, which has been a prime target of insurgent attacks and roadside bombs in Iraq.

Army officials are putting the final touches on a planning document that is known as the “tactical wheeled vehicles strategy.” This missive will outline future priorities. A tenet of the strategy is a mandate that all future trucks be “armor ready.” This means that even when the armor is not installed in the factory, the truck will have special hooks to attach protective kits when needed.

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