Military Sealift Command to Deliver Largest MRAP Shipment
- In the largest single shipment to date, more than 200 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles were loaded onto USNS Pililaau, a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship operated by Military Sealift Command yesterday in Charleston, S.C. A mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle drives up the stern ramp of Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau in Charleston, S.C., Dec. 13, 2007. U.S. Navy photo
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These MRAPs, designed to protect occupants against armor-piercing roadside bombs, are destined for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.