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M2A2 Bradley  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 4,641
Also Known As: M2A2 ODS
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: United Defense
Parent System: M2 Bradley
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 6,724
Family Members: AMEV, AMTV, M2A3 Bradley, M3A2 Bradley, M3A3 Bradley, M6 Linebacker and M7 BFIST
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Description: The armored, fully tracked M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle has been designed to provide mobile protected transport to an infantry squad within the battlefield. In addition the M2 also provides fire support to dismounted troops and anti-tank/anti-bunker capability through its 2 turret mounted TOW missiles.

Typically the Bradley armored vehicles complement the Abrams main battle tanks. The M2 Bradley turret-mounted armament consists of a M242 25mm Bushmaster gun, a M240C 7.62mm machine gun and 2 anti-tank TOW missiles mounted in the turret left side. The M242 gun has a maximum range of 2,000 and can fire different ammunition specially developed for every mission profile. Typically, the Bushmaster gun fires 25mm M793 cartridges and M793 TP-T (target practice-traced) and M910TPDS-T (target practice discarding sabot-traced) cartridges. The TOW missile provides an engagement range of about 4 km.

The Bradley fighting vehicles are powered by a single turbo-diesel engine rated at 600-hp. It features high mobility, amphibious capability, and a maximum road speed of 72 km/h. The Bradley also has improved armor, mobility and survivability than its predecessor the M113.

The M2A2 is the main model of the Bradley fighting vehicle featuring a crew of 3-man (commander, driver and gunner) and a 6-man squad in the rear compartment. The early M2A0 and M2A1 have been upgraded to the current M2A2 configuration. The Bradley achieved the Initial operational capability (IOC) in 1981 and was combat-proven during the Gulf War in 1991.

M2A2 Bradley Applications


Artillery Systems M109A7 M270 MLRS

M2A2 Bradley Specifications

Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Troops: 6
Dimensions
Height: 2.97 meter (117 inch)
Length: 6.45 meter (254 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Width: 3.20 meter (126 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 482 kilometer (300 mile)
Power
Power: 600 shp (448 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 72 kph (45 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 22,680 kilogram (50,000 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M2A2 Bradley News

There are 13 news between
9 Nov 2004 and 26 Nov 2012
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Monday, November 26, 2012FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Logistics Support for M1A2S, M2 and HMMWV Vehicles
Tuesday, March 2, 2010US Army Releases Request for Propolal for Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Replacement
Tuesday, May 19, 2009BAE Systems to Reset 606 US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles
Thursday, May 7, 2009US Army Awards General Dynamics Order for Bradley Fighting Vehicle Reactive Armor
Thursday, December 6, 2007BAE Systems to Reset 1,042 Bradley A3 and ODS Returning from Iraq
Monday, August 20, 2007US Army Orders More Bradley Fighting Vehicle Armor Kits
Wednesday, July 18, 2007FCS Industry Team to Initiate Production Planning
Tuesday, November 28, 2006BAE Systems to Remanufacture 610 Bradleys
Friday, July 28, 2006FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Further M1A1s and Improved M1A2S Variant
Friday, July 21, 2006FMS: Saudi Arabia Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America4,641
YearHoldings
20146,724all variants

Grand Total 4,6412
Cannons & Gear
M242 Bushmasterx1
Defensive Weapons
BGM-71A TOWx2
BGM-71C ITOWx2
BGM-71D TOW 2x2
BGM-71E TOW 2Ax2
BGM-71F TOW 2Bx2
Protection Systems
CREW-2x1
Sensor Systems
IBASx1
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