The Army Times is reporting that the Army and the Marine Corps will be fielding a new vehicle as a replacement for the Humvee. 60,000 of them. Three companies have prototypes and will be involved in testing at Aberdeen, Md. and Yuma, Az. The primary improvement will be survivability under attack. Click the link for the details.
As long as we have troops overseas, they can’t build enough of these fast enough for me. I remember the pictures of troops welding scrap metal over their door panels to try to armor their own Humvees in the early years of the Long War. We have to do better than that.
The best armor is to keep out of range.