CNET Car Tech takes a look at a heavily armored personnel carrier at the 2008 New York auto show.
Over the next year, more than 6,600 of the Oshkosh-built mine-resistant vehicles will head to Afghanistan to replace up-armored Humvees.
Roadside bombs are a big threat to troops in Iraq. An armored truck called the Cougar could help protect the troops.
DARPA contracts to mount threat detection and countermeasure systems on MRAPs designed to locate and engage enemy shooters.
Two of the military branch's top inventions for 2007, SPARK and HEAT are designed to help protect troops traveling in a combat zone.
Oshkosh Truck and Northrop Grumman's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle promises better maneuverability, survivability, and payload capacity than the Humvee.