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HMMWV LTAS B-Kit Armored Door
Courtesy of Chuck Aleshire - Shorewood, Illinois USA
The Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) Armor was developed in 2006 as an improvement over the earlier supplemental armor kits used in Southwest Asia (Iraq & Afghanistan). LTAS is divided into "A" Kit and "B" kit modules, with A-Kit armor being the basic level of protection and B-Kit being supplemental armor that can be added for use in higher threat areas . Besides being used on the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) and Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) vehicles, it is used extensively on the M1151/1152/1165 & 1167 HMMWV variants.
The above photo shows the new double-secret "Passive Anti-Terrorist" (PAT) System fitted in the door window. The purpose of PAT is to defeat terrorist attacks by scaring the insurgents into retreat or surrender. Initial reports have indicated that it is 100% effective, but there may be problems with its use as the severe cruelty of the weapon may violate multiple provisions of the Geneva Convention.