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Caiman embraces military mantra- First in, last out

Last MRAP out of Iraq - Photo by Cpl. Jordan Johnson
The last Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle out of Iraq is making its way back to America to be proudly placed in a museum in Fort Hood, Texas. The BAE Systems built MRAP is a particularly distinctive given that the first MRAP into the country was also a BAE Systems’ model.

According to the U.S. Army, the Caiman Plus MRAP vehicle, which exited Iraq at Khabari Crossing, Dec. 18, 2011, is being shipped to Beaumont, Texas, where it will be transported to the 1st Cavalry Brigade Division Museum in Fort Hood, for preservation and display.

Based on the ultra-reliable Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) platform and the combat-proven Low Signature Armored Cab (LSAC), the Caiman incorporates the demonstrated performance of these components into a survivable protected vehicle designed to defeat current and emerging threats on today’s battlefield.

The symbolic MRAP left Kuwait for the states on April 9, 2012, and is expected to take approximately a month to reach its final destination in Texas.  It will now be available for viewing by service members and their families that have supported them through more than 10 years of conflict in Iraq.