Sunday, March 27, 2005

23-Ton Buffalo IED Hunter

DefendAmerica News - Buffalo Joins Brigade Combat Team Arsenal

Saw this on Blackfive. Wow, you've got to check out what this piece of heavy duty equipment can do! Looks pretty impressive.

It is a heavily-armored vehicle designed for route clearance, giving patrols a closer look at suspected improvised explosive devices. This way it can be confirmed that an improvised explosive devices is present before bringing an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team onto the scene.
The Buffalo seats six, with the driver and operator at the front and the four remaining soldiers behind them designated for “eyes.” The crew is seated about 10 to 12 feet off of the ground and will also have access to an extra set of searchlights that are maneuvered from inside the vehicle. With the lights, the camera, and the 30- foot “arm,” they will be able to search anywhere they feel there is a threat.

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