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WranglerChrysler Presenting Wrangler J8 for U.S. Military
Posted by mike on 2009/10/27 8:13:29 (1540) reads

The Age, an Australian publication is reporting that Chrysler recently displayed a tricked out J8 at the "Association for U.S. Army" conference, hoping to generate some support for the vehicle.

Now Chrysler is pushing for a modern version of the Jeep to again serve in the military.

At the recent Association of the US Army's annual conference the brand's Jeep Government and Military Sales division put on display a kitted out J8 Jeep (similar to the image below), complete with camouflage paint job and armaments.

According to defensetech.org, the J8 is a military version of the Jeep Wrangler. The company is pitching the J8 as a light patrol or border patrol vehicle, personnel or cargo carrier, comms vehicle or ambulance.

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skywater55
Posted: 2009/10/30 22:05  Updated: 2009/10/30 22:06
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The military better not be ordering this lego looking vehicle. No protection at all, its 2009 not 1944 and I dont think the military will go for this unprotected death trap. I like jeep and own 3 of them but they better come up with something much better to even come close to competing for a military contract...it might be an ok boarder patrol vehicle but check this one out it blows the jeep away and makes the jeep look goofy.....

http://www.thalesgroup.com/Press_Releases/aus-2009-09-29-hawkei-the-next-generation-australian-light-protected-vehicle/?pid=6839

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jerryjeep
Posted: 2009/10/27 17:59  Updated: 2009/10/27 17:59
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 Re: Chrysler Presenting Wrangler J8 for U.S. Military
The US Border Patrol should be ordering 2000 of these immediately. This version of the Jeep would be far more effective and a lot cheaper than a wall or fence across our US / Mexico Border. This would be a great evaluation site for the other Armed Services to test and consider the Jeep Military versions for other applications.

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HDCS
Posted: 2009/10/27 18:16  Updated: 2009/10/27 18:16
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Seems most plausible for Border Patrol and LEO groups. But for the deployed military, it's highly unlikely. Things like the new M-ATVs are more on par for what's needed. Jeep just can't deliver that sort of thing right now.

http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/10/26/29281-new-all-terrain-vehicles-arrive-in-afghanistan/

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tmedlock
Posted: 2009/10/27 13:46  Updated: 2009/10/27 13:46
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Interesting: However, I seem to remember reading a story a few months ago about military personel complaining that their vehicles did not have enough armor on them. Something about the US sending the troups to war in Irag without sufficient equipment... I seem to remember something about service personel having their friends from back home send them armor plating... This jeep seems to have even less armor then those pictured in that story. I am certainly no military expert. But, I do very much support and respect the members of our armed forces. I am just wondering what happened to the armor requirements?

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hoghead00
Posted: 2009/10/27 8:26  Updated: 2009/10/27 8:26
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Wow! That thing is all tricked out!
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