Infantry Drills

E-59: Protection Advantages

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E-59. Designed from the ground-up to reduce casualties and increase crew and passenger survivability from mine explosions, IED detonations, and small-arms fire. Armored vehicles with blast-resistant body design (characterized by a V-shaped hull, integrated armor, raised chassis, and blow-off wheels). Blast forces are deflected away from the crew by the vehicles V-shaped hull. Equipped with automatic fire suppression system run-flat tires and antilock brakes. Equipped with blast-resistant suspension type seats, and ballistic windshield and windows.

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