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  M2 Bradley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bradley, named after WWII General Omar Bradley, is a replacement for the M113 family of APCs and consists of two types of vehicles, the M2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle.
The Bradley AFV was designed largely to trump the BMP-2, and to serve as both an APC and a tank-killer.
The Bradley is equipped with the M242 25 mm chain gun as its main weapon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/M2_Bradley   (999 words)

  
 New life for battered Bradley fighting vehicles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
Bradleys are prized in Iraq because they are fast, maneuverable and armored sufficiently to protect the crew and up to a squad of dismounting infantry from small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and all but the largest roadside bombs (also known as "improvised explosive devices," or IEDs).
M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles were key to devastating the militia of the Muqtada Sadr in the battle in Najaf, while keeping U.S. casualties at a minimum.
Armored vehicles are becoming a lot like fighter airplanes, in that the innards are changing dramatically even though the basic structure of the vehicle remains the same, Muktarian said.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04256/376901.stm   (877 words)

  
 M2 and M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems (BFVS)
The mission of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle [BFV] is to provide mobile protected transport of an infantry squad to critical points on the battlefield and to perform cavalry scout missions.
The Bradley must stop in order to fire these missiles, which are them reloaded by the Infantrymen in the back of the vehicle, using a special hatch which provides armor protection during the reload operation.
The M3 is a cavalry/scout vehicle, instead of carrying 6 dismounts in the payload compartment, the M3 carries a pair of scouts, additional radios, ammunition, and TOW and Dragon or Javelin missile rounds.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ground/m2.htm   (1437 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Bradley Fighting Vehicles Work"
This 500-horsepower, amphibious vehicle has enough armaments to destroy enemy tanks and provide protective fire for the troops it carries to battle.
Bradley led forces in North Africa and Sicily, and later commanded American forces in the 1944 D-Day invasion to liberate France from German occupation.
Bradley was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949 - 1953) and was promoted to a 5-star general during his tenure in that post.
science.howstuffworks.com /bradley.htm   (233 words)

  
 A Bradley Medium Tank
While the Bradley is not heavily armored compared to a tank, it is sufficiently armored for the types of roles that tanks are expected to be performing in the future.
The Linebacker variant of the Bradley replaces the TOW launcher of the base model with a Stinger launcher that could serve in a variety of roles.
Vehicle systems and designs are largely a matter of the personal opinions and preferences of the designers but most of the ideas floating around today could be easily and affordably incorporated into existing Bradleys.
www.geocities.com /dominantlogistics/bradley.html   (867 words)

  
 M6 Linebacker
The Linebacker evolved from the Bradley Fighting Vehicles that have served the Army well since they were first fielded to the force in the early 1980s.
Bradley Linebacker retains the capability to maintain pace with the armored force with the added enhancement that the Stinger team remains under armor protection during engagements.
The standard vehicle mounted launcher (SVML) carrying 4 Stinger missiles is added to the 25mm gun turret, eliminating the tube-launched, optically-tracked, wired-guided (TOW) missile which is standard to the BFV and the BSFV.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ground/m6.htm   (1372 words)

  
 The Engineer Bradley Fighting Vehicle
The end state for the evaluation is twofold: to determine if the Bradley is suitable for combat engineers and to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the Bradley as a combat engineer platoon vehicle.
The company commander received a Bradley, and four were assigned to each line platoon--one for the platoon leader, one for the platoon sergeant, and one to each of the two sapper squads.
Posts were welded on the exterior of the vehicle to carry pickets and lane-marking materials, and the trim vane was used to carry concertina wire.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/981100-tortora.htm   (2448 words)

  
 Printable Version
Farther south, two U.S. soldiers were killed as the Army engaged in intense fighting around the Shiite Muslim holy city of Najaf, said Capt. Kenric Bourne, battle captain with the 101st Airborne division.
At least 35 Iraqi troops were reported killed in the fighting in Hindiyah, situated between the sacred city of Karbala and the ruins of ancient Babylon.
Using his Bradley fighting vehicle for cover, company commander Capt. Chris Carter of Watkinsville, Ga., ran to center of the bridge, saw that she needed urgent help and called for an armored ambulance to take her to an aid station.
www.helenair.com /articles/2003/03/31/breaking/latest0005.prt   (1177 words)

  
 M2/M3 Series Bradley Fighting Vehicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
The M2 and M3 Bradley fighting vehicles are designed to operate in combat with the same speed as the M1A1 Abrams and with a greater degree of protection than the M113 armored personnel carrier.
The M2 provides infantry squads with a light armored fighting vehicle.
The M3 provides scout and armored cavalry units with a vehicle for reconnaissance, screening, and security missions.
www.army.mil /CMH-PG/books/www/256.htm   (93 words)

  
 JS Online: View from Euphrates both awesome and terrible
On the causeway, a modern four-lane arch of concrete and steel, two vehicles that had been hit by tank or Bradley fire were burning.
Military vehicles were lined up on both sides of the road, waiting to cross the river.
A Bradley at the front of the column fired a burst of 25mm machine-gun fire at a civilian truck, destroying it.
www.jsonline.com /news/gen/apr03/130675.asp?format=print   (930 words)

  
 Military Factory - M2 Bradley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
The BFVS is a lightly armored, fully tracked fighting vehicle that provides cross-country mobility, mounted firepower and protection from artillery and small-arms fire.
Infantry can fight from inside the vehicle by using modified M-16 rifles mounted in firing ports or may dismount from the M-2 version to fight on foot.
The vehicle is armed with a 25mm cannon, effective against most armored targets, and with the TOW missile, effective against lightly armored targets out to its maximum range of 3,750 meters (2.3 miles).
www.militaryfactory.com /armor/popup.asp?armor_id=5   (271 words)

  
 Thunder Run: Revisiting the Battle for Baghdad
At the start of the war in Iraq, conventional wisdom was that Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles were vulnerable to shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades without protection from lots of dismounted infantry.
A: While the vehicles were burning, they grabbed the other vehicles that weren’t burning, put guys in them, and just hauled ass and just ran up here with fuel and ammo.
A: We told them, what the Bradleys and tanks will do is they will take from your left headlight over, and will just put own a wall of steel on that passing lane over, and you worry bout taking out everything from the right.
www.iraqfoundation.org /news/2003/joct/13_battle.html   (1175 words)

  
 Army Technology - Bradley M2/M3 - Tracked Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Bradley M2 / M3 The Bradley Fighting Vehicle System is manufactured by BAE Systems Land & Armaments (formerly United Defence) and includes the M2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle.
The role of the M2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle is to transport infantry on the battlefield, to provide fire cover to dismounted troops and to suppress enemy tanks and fighting vehicles.
The Bradley is equipped with two M257 smoke grenade dischargers, each loaded with four smoke grenades.
www.army-technology.com /projects/bradley   (1180 words)

  
 M2A3 and M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems (BFVS)
Currently, the Army is conducting depot conversion of A0 and A1 Bradleys to the A2 configuration, modifying 1,423 A2s to the A2 ODS configuration, and preparing to upgrade 1,602 A2s to the A3 configuration.
The Bradley Fighting vehicle and the Abrams Tank are the two central components of the dominant maneuver digital force.
The A3 upgrade to the Army’s Bradley fighting vehicle system is a major component of the Army digitization initiative, designed both to complement the capabilities provided by the M1A2 SEP and to incorporate needed enhancements identified during the Gulf War.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/m2.htm   (1872 words)

  
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The Bradley remanufacture and upgrade award, issued by the U.S. Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command under a multi-year corporate contract, provides for deliveries in 2005 and 2006.
Thirteen BFIST vehicles and the 40 ODS kits were previously announced by TACOM under an undifinitized modification awarded on May 14.
The Bradley A2 OIF includes the base features of the Bradley A2ODS, and integrates the Bradley A3 IBAS system, second generation forward looking infrared, an improved inertial navigation system, and FBCB2 command and control.
www.uniteddefense.com /pr/pr_20040602.htm   (471 words)

  
 DRS Technologies, Inc. - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
The Bradley Fighting Vehicles are among the most formidable ground force capabilities in U.S. Army inventory and continue to be an integral part of the military’s operations in Iraq.
The IBAS enables vehicle gunners to detect, identify and engage tactical targets at dramatically greater operational ranges, increasing ground force survivability and target lethality.
The Bradley A3 is the Army’s most advanced, integrated digital ground system, providing outstanding survivability, mobility and lethality to soldiers in all types of close-combat urban scenarios or in open combat desert warfare.
www.drs.com /press/index.cfm?PRESS_RELEASE_ID=1571&preview=1   (493 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bradley M2/M3: Infantry Fighting Vehicles 1983-1994 (New Vanguard , No 18): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
One of the most sophisticated armoured fighting vehicles in the world, the M2/M3 Bradley is the United States equivalent of the British Warrior, combining the role of personnel carrier with the formidable armament of a 25mm cannon and TOW anti-tank missiles.
The figures for the armored cavalry regiment on page 34 are also off; it should be 123 tanks and 125 plus Bradleys in the regiment, with 41 of each in three squadrons, each squadron made up of three troops of nine tanks and 13 Bradleys each and one tank company of 14 tanks.
Color plates for early-to-mid 1980s plain vanilla Bradleys are also absent, but not really missed as the overall Forest Green is pretty close to the grey in the fl and white pictures.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1855325381?v=glance   (1019 words)

  
 CNN.com - Rodgers: 'Riding in the stomach of a dragon' - Mar. 21, 2003
Bradley Fighting Vehicles and behind them M1A1 Abrams Tanks rolling across the Iraqi desert.
There was a hostile encounter ahead of us several kilometers and that hostile encounter involved the U.S. forces helicopters and the Bradley Fighting Vehicles, the scout vehicles up in front.
And what they're doing is zone reconnaissance, flying out in front of the tanks and looking for any Iraqi units that may be in the way of the oncoming Bradley Fighting Vehicles and the tanks.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/03/20/otsc.irq.rodgers   (1159 words)

  
 Tab N   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
The activities of Level I vehicle occupants indicate that the combinations of personnel location, form of contamination, and route of exposure shown in Table 8 were possible.
Occupants of the vehicles were subjected to wounds from flying fragments, inhalation of airborne soluble and insoluble DU aerosols, ingestion of soluble and insoluble DU residues by hand-to-mouth transfer, and contamination of wounds by contact with contaminated clothing and vehicle interiors.
Soldiers in or on vehicles struck by DU munitions were possibly exposed through four routes: direct wounding, inhalation, ingestion, and contamination of wounds.
www.gulflink.osd.mil /du/du_tabn.htm   (2015 words)

  
 M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
The M2 Bradley has been developed as the companion of the M1 Abrams main battle tank in the combined arms team.
Its mobility is compatible with that of the Abrams and it provides the user with missile and conventional fire capable of defeating threat tanks and fighting vehicles.
The ISU is the primary sight unit on Bradley Fighting Vehicles.
www.inetres.com /gp/military/cv/inf/M2.html   (733 words)

  
 Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Where's the Shining Armor? -- New technology aims to better ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
As casualties rise, the Pentagon is rushing to equip its soldiers and vehicles with new and better armor.
The army is scrambling to install steel doors and bulletproof glass on Humvees as quickly as possible, a move the Army Material Command estimates could reduce casualties by 25 percent.
Meanwhile, the army's vaunted new wheeled Stryker vehicles, though armored, may not be able to withstand the impact of a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), a favorite insurgent weapon, and now sports an unwieldy add-on metal cage for extra protection.
www.sciam.com /article.cfm?chanID=sa004&articleID=00004729-691E-10F4-A91E83414B7F0103   (716 words)

  
 Archives: Story
That is accomplished through rebuilding and maintaining Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Humvees, the HEMTT fuel tanker vehicle, five ton trucks, 25 ton truck-mounted crane, and the Small Emplacement Excavator.
Once vehicles are received at RRAD, they are stripped to the frame and rebuilt to as close to new condition as possible, a goal of "zero use, zero miles" which HEMTT shop manager David May said is reconditioned down to the camouflage pattern.
May said those patterns must be reproduced to within one-inch of the same spot on each vehicle to ensure proper identification in the field.
www.hopestar.com /articles/2004/07/28/news/news1.txt   (973 words)

  
 Dirty Little Secrets  Bradley fighting vehicles responded with 120mm tank rounds and 25mm cannon fire, destroying ...
Bradley fighting vehicles responded with 120mm tank rounds and 25mm cannon fire, destroying three buildings in the city, he said.
He would NOY have said that Bradley fighting vehicles responded with 120mm tank rounds...
Five US soldiers and a civilian were wounded in the fighting which raged as militants made a series of attacks on convoys in the city on Sunday.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/478-69.asp   (947 words)

  
 Forecast International
The Bradley Base Sustainment program to upgrade existing Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the M2A3 configuration remained stable in FY04; the program gained $152 million (212.8 percent) over the U.S. Army's original budget request in FY05.
This level of ASM spending clearly indicates a long-term investment in the M1 Abrams and M2/M3 Bradley fleets, well beyond the anticipated fielding of the FCS family of manned ground vehicles in FY14.
With the U.S. Army's concept of the Future Force continuing to evolve, the battle-tested M1 Abrams main battle tank and the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle have regained their positions as the mailed fist of ground combat.
www.forecast1.com /abstract.cfm?recno=113628   (752 words)

  
 February 01 News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
Class Maready, as the Bradleys pulled into the restaurant parking lot, a local resident who appeared to be the owner came running out, presumably to tell them not to stop the vehicles there.
Once she saw the smoke pouring out the turret of a Bradley that stopped only a few feet from parked cars, she kept on running until she got across the street.
The vehicle was equipped with an automatic Halon system that releases the gas when flame, smoke or heat is detected.
www.hqusareur.army.mil /htmlinks/Press_Releases/2001/February/20010220-1.htm   (824 words)

  
 Knight Ridder Newspapers & Websites::Quality Journalism::Great Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
He told the Americans that he and his men were border guards who had had enough of fighting and wished to surrender.
Wrecked and burning Iraqi armored vehicles and trucks with artillery pieces lay in twisted, flened hulks alongside the road.
A Bradley at the front of the column fired a burst of 25 mm machine-gun fire at a civilian truck, destroying it.
www.knightridder.com /papers/greatstories/war/dispatches/dis_brown4.html   (1141 words)

  
 United Defense gets $191 million contract to refurbish Bradley Fighting Vehicles - PittsburghLIVE.com
Work on the contract will begin during the first quarter of 2005, and vehicle deliveries are scheduled for September 2005 to August 2006.
According to Elmer Doty, vice president and general manager of the Arlington, Va., -based company, the re-manufactured tanks coming out of the local United Defense facility will be the most technologically advanced Bradley Fighting Vehicles available.
Murtha said Bradley tanks travel an average of 1,200 miles per month; they historically traveled only 1,200 miles per year.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/dailycourier/s_201600.html   (353 words)

  
 GI Special 37   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-30)
Many even started preparing their tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles for the drive south to Kuwait, the jump-off point to return to their bases in Georgia.
Perkins decision to roll the brigades tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles into Saddam Husseins complex of Baghdad palaces during a nine-hour battle and spend the night is widely credited with ending the war early.
Theyve lived in the mice-ridden desert tents of Kuwait, in their vehicles, in a palace strewn with debris from the bombs of the Air Force, in a dingy, looted Baath Party complex and, as of this week, at a former amusement park called Dreamland.
www.militaryproject.org /article.asp?id=37   (4564 words)

  
 Middle East Online
To demonstrate his resolve, he deployed 30 Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles and 300 infantrymen in full combat gear through the center of the town, 180 kilometers (110 miles) north of Baghdad.
At one point, infantrymen came scrambling out of the Bradleys and took up combat positions, pointing their assault rifles at the crowd.
The crew of an Abrams pointed toward the crowd the canon of the tank on which the words "Cause for concern" were spray-painted.
www.middle-east-online.com /English?id=8199   (544 words)

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