The military can't beat IEDs. For every way we have of jamming or avoiding them, militants find another crafty way to blow people up. So why not just give and sacrifice remote controlled vehicles? That might be the plan.
Remember in Predator when Jess Ventura is unleashing his M-134 Mini-gun into the forest? It was being fed by an ammo box strapped to his back. Turns out, that wasn't an actual piece of Army kit, at least until members of the Iowa National Guard created it themselves.