Infantry Drills

5-120: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Mission and Purpose

Previous: 5-115: Mounted Movement

5-120. The mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle’s mission role is similar to the Stryker in many respects. MRAP provides small units with protected mobility and mounted firepower. Squads and platoons use MRAP vehicles to conduct and support both mounted and dismounted missions.

5-121. MRAP is designed for distinct purpose of increasing the protection of Soldiers against small-arms fire and detonation of mines or IEDs employed singularly or in combination. With increased protection, an MRAP vehicle can increase its standoff to potential threats or move through potential danger areas when METT-TC dictates the increased risk.

Next: 5-122: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Capabilities and Limitations

Go Back To: U.S. Army FM 3-21.8: The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad