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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, M2A4 Bradley, M2A5 Bradley, M3A2 Bradley, M3A3 Bradley, M6 Linebacker, M7 BFIST and M7A4 BFIST
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Description: The armored, fully tracked M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle was 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 two turret mounted TOW missiles. The Bradley fighting vehicle family is 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. 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 two TOW anti-tank missiles mounted in the turret left side arm. The M242 gun has a maximum range of 2,000 meters 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 kilometers against armored vehicles and fortifications.

The M2A2 is the main model of the Bradley fighting vehicle featuring a crew of three-man (commander, driver and gunner) and a six-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 1982 and was combat-proven during the Gulf War in 1991.

M2A2 Bradley Applications

Armored Vehicles XM1283 General Purpose Artillery Systems M109A7 M270 MLRS

M2A2 Bradley Specifications

Ammunition Load: 300
Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Troops: 6
Height: 2.97 meter (117 inch)
Length: 6.45 meter (254 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Width: 3.20 meter (126 inch)
Max Range: 482 kilometer (300 mile)
Power: 600 shp (448 kW)
Top Speed: 72 kph (45 mph)
Combat Weight: 22,680 kilogram (50,000 pound)
Max Weight: 27,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M2A2 Bradley News

There are 18 news between
9 Nov 2004 and 14 Oct 2019
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Monday, October 14, 2019BAE Systems Unveils Raven Directed Infrared Laser ATGM Countermeasure
Tuesday, July 16, 2019US Army Testing Unmanned Combat Vehicles
Wednesday, December 19, 2018US Army Bradley Tanks to Get Iron Fist Active Protection System
Thursday, March 22, 2018FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks Support for M1A2, M2, HMMWV and LAV Armored Vehicless and M198 Towed Howitzers
Wednesday, October 25, 2017US Army to Replace Abrams and Bradley Armored Vehicles with Single Platform by 2035
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

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America4,641
20146,724all variants

Grand Total 4,6413
Cannons & Gear
M242 Bushmasterx1
Defensive Weapons
BGM-71D TOW 2x2
BGM-71E TOW 2Ax2
BGM-71F TOW 2Bx2
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
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