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NEWS | Sept. 20, 2022

MRAP, M-ATV: Add Reflective Tape for Safety’s Sake

BLUF: Visibility and safety improve by adding strips of luminous (reflective) tape to MRAP and M-ATV door handles and escape latches.

548th Transportation Company’s MATVs fire at targets
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Charles Highland

Warfighters, we told you about luminous (reflective) tape on Page 16 of PS 802 (Sep 19). If you have MRAP or M-ATV vehicles, then you’re probably already aware that the escape latches and door handles are hard to see. If you haven’t added reflective tape yet, it’s not too late.
        
When seconds count, you don’t want Soldiers fumbling around trying to find escape latches or door handles. You can increase the safety of personnel inside of MRAP and M-ATV vehicles by adding strips of reflective tape, and NSN 9390-01-573-0835 brings a 25-ft roll for about $104.
        
Note that this applies to all MRAP and M-ATV variants, except the M1245A1 SOCOM variant.
        
The reflective tape works on composite or non-metallic surfaces. Before applying the strips of tape, be sure to clean the application site with alcohol wipes. Then dry with a clean cloth.
        
Here’s where you’ll want to add the strips of reflective tape:
 
Apply tape to inside of driver and passenger doors
Apply tape to inside of driver and passenger doors

Apply tape to inside of rear doors

Apply tape to inside of rear doors

Apply tape to inside of rear ramp
Apply tape to inside of rear ramp

Apply tape to inside of roof hatch
Apply tape to inside of roof hatch

Apply tape to inside of gunner’s hatch
Apply tape to inside of gunner’s hatch
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