Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Humvee with IED protection + Walls around living trailers

The black, semi-horizontal thing behind the soldier is a device attached to the front of the lead humvee in a convoy. It’s in the stowed position now, but when outside of the wire its lowered so that it will trip an infrared beam coming from an IED – although dangerous sounding, the theory is that an IED exploding 18 inches in front of a vehicle is going to do less damage than one going off exactly broadside.

You can just see the edge of the trailer between the concrete barriers.


Blogger KAB said...

Those palm trees don't look like they through much shade down, but I guess you are lucky to have them.

June 08, 2006 9:47 AM  

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