The U.S. Army’s version of Hummers is called the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle or Humvee. There has been numerous cases of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) that can explode the humvees.
Well, the rumor has it that Humvees are finally being retired, perhaps better/stronger army vehicles such MRAPs are on the way I hope.
I still remember when Humvees first came out and replaced Jeeps. Well, I think it’s safe to say Humvees are obsolete if they can protect soldiers from IED attacks. Let’s say some lives before going into battle.
Of course, let’s also stop wars first, that will be our first priority.
Just as the Humvee replaced the original military Jeep some 25 years ago, today’s replacement is seen as a response to a revised set of needs in the battlefield, not the least of which is adequate protection from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. More than 1,700 U.S. troops have died in Iraq alone from IEDs as of last month, and the military is responding by switching to Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs, and the M-ATV from Oshkosh.