These things are state of the art, air conditioning, improved suspension, improved gunners shields (the steel plates surrounding the gunner who rides standing out a hole in the roof) and MUD FLAPS! Woo HOOOOO! I've never seen one with mud flaps before! Hell, I've never seen a new military truck before.
How did we get so lucky you might ask? Well, the Army doesn't just hand out free trucks. We are actually taking our oldest trucks and sending them to Kuwait to be refurbished. These trucks take alot of abuse. Much more than our mechanics can keep up with some times. This is a new program, but I think we'll be sending trucks to refurb every few months. That doesn't mean we'll always get brand new trucks, but we'll be getting back trucks in better condition than we sent out.