Astronauts get MRAP for Emergency Situations

Astronauts get MRAP for Emergency Situations


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NASA engineers are planning to adapt wheeled armored vehicle MRAP class to save lives in emergency situations at the Baikonur.

To replace crawler rescue vehicles M113 preparing to come much more modern wheeled armored personnel carrier MRAP. They provide better protection for the crew from the shock wave and can reach a maximum speed of 80 km / h.

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In the event of an emergency at the Baikonur space shuttle crew and technical staff will be able to take refuge in the armored vehicles, or go to the hospital. For armored personnel carriers were more convenient for passengers, stairs at the rear of the civil version was replaced with a ladder.

Machinery M113 is planned to replace the fast and maneuverable MRAP armored cars by 2017, and while they are being tested on NASA space center at Cape Canaveral (USA).
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Astronauts get MRAP for Emergency Situations

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