Armor & Mobility

MAR/APR 2017

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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Established in 1941, Red River Army Depot is engaged in activities ranging in scope from remanufacturing/recapitalization of tactical wheeled vehicles to the production of M1 road wheels. RRAD is aggressively pacing its performance to accomplish the goals of the Army's transformation by engaging in innovative initiatives such as Lean/Six Sigma, extensive partnering with industry and enhanced business management techniques. The maintenance depot, located in Texarkana, Texas, began its mission with the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles by being designated as the main location for providing expedient field support and sustainment in various theater locations in 2007. RESET AND OVERHAUL Following MRAP field support in combat theater, the Department of Defense recognized Red River was well capable of taking care of the remanufacture needs of the MRAP family of vehicles. As the war in Iraq and Afghanistan continued, MRAP vehicles began being shipped back to the maintenance depot for reset and overhaul. Fast forward ten years and the depot is now the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for the MRAP family of vehicles. Not only The Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle became DoD's highest priority beginning in May 2007 with initial delivery for service in two wartime campaigns over a decade of combat. Since then, Red River Army Depot (RRAD), Texarkana, TX, has met the initiative to restore this proven platform working to enhance vehicle protection, situational awareness, and overall performance parameters. By Adrienne Brown, Red River Army Depot Public Affairs A row of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs) await shipment at Red River Army Depot. The maintenance facility is the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for the MRAP family of vehicles. (Photo by Tara Gilbreath, RRAD) OVERHAUL AND RESET MRAP/M-ATV www.tacticaldefensemedia.com Armor & Mobility | March/April 2017 | 11 PROJECT PRIORITY: SUSTAINING MR AP

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