Monday, February 8, 2010

Jury is Out on Strykers in Afghanistan

The jury is still out on the use of the Stryker combat vehicle in Afghanistan.  While it maneuvers well, is fast and can move into combat affording its troops some protection - it is very vulnerable to IEDs placed along roadsides.  Some efforts are being made to make the Stryker more survivable from IED attacks.  Read more in "Bad Roads And IEDs Bedevil Afghan Strykers", Aviation Week, February 5, 2010.

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