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<br /> GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY NEWS January 2012 | Volume 09, Issue 01<br /> ReinfoRced caiman aRmoR<br /> SolutionS addReSS<br /> Battlefield RequiRementS<br /> By Mazin Barbat<br /> A Soldier guides a column of Caiman MRAPs into a forward operating<br /> base assembly area. As new survivability threats emerge, engineers work<br /> tirelessly to mitigate and defeat them. JPO MRAP worked with BGAD, RIA<br /> and TARDEC to develop a new EFP armor kit for the Caiman. (U.S. Army<br /> photo by SPC Ekta Shrestha.)<br /> When the enemy started using a type of improvised explosive<br /> device (IED) categorized as explosively formed penetrators<br /> (EFPs), Soldiers and Marines in theater also began improvising<br /> to add armor reinforcement to their Caiman Mine-Resistant<br /> Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles. EFPs, usually buried in<br /> the soil along patrol or main supply routes, could strike the<br /> underbelly or sides of an MRAP<a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=1"> GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY N</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=2"> diRectoR’S meSSaGe The needs of our Nation’s Sol</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=3"> è continued from page 1 </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=4"> By May 7, the team had created a vehicle mock-up </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=5"> PoRtfolio manaGement: dRivinG towaRd GReateR effi</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=6"> shift in total project invest- ments into the swe</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=7"> to address their needs within the constraints of </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=8"> SPC Viktor Guerrero, 275th Combat Sustainment Sup</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=9"> micRoGRid PoweR at detRoit aRSenal could liGht th</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=10"> The EPCC EB has been gamma-tested throughout the </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=11"> sustainability efforts included in this project w</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=12"> aRmy chief of Staff viSitS detRoit aRSenal By Jer</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=13"> Rdecom deliveRS PRototyPinG and inteGRatinG caPaB</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=14"> SSGT Matthew Brock, a 455th Expeditionary Logisti</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=15"> Ret week GiveS 2,500-PluS StudentS a doSe of Real</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=16"> Students from Algonquin M.S. in Southfield, MI, c</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=17"> Algonquin M.S. student Isaak Thibadeaux operates </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=18"> 2011 yeaR in Review Photo GalleRy </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=19"> An IRB secured with an Overhead Cable System (OCS</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=20"> 2011 yeaR in Review Photo GalleRy (CONT’D) </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=21"> TARDEC Director Dr. Grace M. Bochenek delivered a</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=22"> katheRine hammack viSit Photo GalleRy </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=23"> all ameRican Bowl Photo GalleRy </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_GVSET_NEWS_ZMAGS page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7f4e932d?page=24"> 2012 Calendar of events* February 2012 5-7 </a>