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M2A3 Bradley  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: ?
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, M2A2 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. 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.

The M2A3 is an advanced model of the Bradley fighting vehicle featuring a digital fighting system and commander's independent thermal camera called CIV. The 360-degree coverage CIV camera makes the M2A3 hunter-killer capable. More than 1,000 M2/M3 Bradley are being modified to the A3 standard in order to achieve a combat-ready force until the FCS systems arrival into the US Army.

M2A3 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: 62 kph (38.5 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 30,391 kilogram (67,000 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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M2A3 Bradley News

There are 18 news between
27 Jun 2005 and 15 Dec 2016
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Thursday, December 15, 2016BAE Systems Rolls Out First US Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
Monday, October 3, 2016BAE Systems Unveils Next Generation Bradley Prototype
Tuesday, May 19, 2009BAE Systems to Reset 606 US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles
Monday, April 6, 2009US Army's A3 Bradleys to Get CIV Block 1 Surveillance Cameras
Monday, October 20, 2008US Army Orders Additional Protection Kits for More Than 800 Bradley Fighting Vehicles
Monday, September 22, 2008BAE Systems to Remanufacture 189 M2A3, 115 M3A3 and 22 M3A3 BFIST
Tuesday, July 8, 2008BAE Systems Secures $538 Million US Army Contract for Bradley Vehicles and Spare Parts
Thursday, January 17, 2008BAE Systems to Integrate CREW-2 onto Bradley Combat Vehicles
Thursday, December 6, 2007BAE Systems to Reset 1,042 Bradley A3 and ODS Returning from Iraq
Thursday, October 25, 2007BAE Systems and General Dynamics Sign Agreement for US Army Combat Vehicles Modernization

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America2,000
The US Army fleet requirement is for roughly 2,000 M2A3s upgraded or remanufactured A2 models. As of November 2006 the US Army has received 620 Bradley A3s.
YearHoldings
Nov 2006620

Grand Total 2,0001
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
CIVx1
IBASx1
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