The US Military is destroying thousands of MRAPs.
A few years ago they couldn’t make these vehicles fast enough. Roadside bombs were blowing up soldiers and these vehicles were in short supply.
Today as the US Military is leaving Afghanistan they don’t want to transport the MRAPS back to the United States. Instead they are selling or destroying them. At 1 million dollars each this is Billions of dollars being destroyed.
The problem is the best way to remove these very heavy vehicles is by boat. Afghanistan is land locked. That means taking them through Pakistan where the US is not liked. Where the US is firing drone strikes, and pissing off the population. Long convoys of US Armour is easy pickings for Pakistani ambushes.
The other option is flying the MRAPS out of the country…. but at 16 tons each that is a very expensive proposition.
They can’t give them to the Afghans either because the Afghans are not educated enough to do the maintenance. Even though we have trained them for 13 years they still aren’t ready.
So the only option (they claim) is to chop them up and take the loss.