Accession Number : ADA559876


Title :   Army Delivers Route Clearance Vehicle Capabilities


Descriptive Note : Rept. May-Aug 2010


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO


Personal Author(s) : Dease, Charles P


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA559876


Report Date : Aug 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : While clearing routes in the war zone, Soldiers keep their eyes and ears open for any visible threats. The environment is difficult and inhospitable. The driver accelerates the vehicle, then. . . an explosion! A powerful blast wave ripples through the vehicle, creating deafening noise and smoke. Any contents of the vehicle not secured become airborne; the occupants are stunned and disoriented. Finally, stillness and awareness return. Moments later, Soldiers rise from the remnants of their vehicle. Each passenger is accounted for and checked for injuries. More often than not, the injuries are not severe, and the trailing convoy can move forward. It is another victory against the enemy.


Descriptors :   *MINE CLEARANCE , *MINE RESISTANT VEHICLES , ARMY PERSONNEL , BLAST WAVES , EXPLOSIONS


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Land Mine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE