Humvees are vulnerable to attack. MRAPs work well in Iraq, but they're so top-heavy that they tip over easily in Afghanistan, where the hills are steep and roads are often primitive. What's the solution? Check out the new M-ATV, the US military's new go-to vehicle for mounted patrols, reconnaissance, security, convoy protection, communications, command and control and combat service support. It'll do much of the same work as the Humvee, but as you can see, it's a very different vehicle:
From Defense Industry Daily:
Oshkosh Defense’s M-ATV candidate secured a long-denied MRAP win, and the firm continues to remain ahead of production targets. The initial plan expected to spend up to $3.3 billion to order 5,244 M-ATVs for the US Army (2,598), Marine Corps (1,565), Special Operations Command (643), US Air Force (280) and the Navy (65), plus 93 test vehicles. FY 2010 budgets and purchases have pushed this total even higher, and orders now stand at over 8,000.
Watch it in action: