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US approves the supply to Greece of 300 Bradley M2A2 tracked armored IFVs.

| 2023

According to information published on the "Clash Report" Twitter account on March 12, 2023, the United States has approved the transfer of 300 Bradley M2A2 tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) to Greece.
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The Bradley M2A2 is the second generation of tracked armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the Bradley family. (Picture source U.S. DoD)

In June 2020, the Army Recognition editorial team reported that the General Staff of the Greek Army had launched a modernization plan to replace the old M113 and BMP-1 with the acquisition of 1,200 M1117 Guardian 4x4 armored vehicles and 350 M2A2 Bradley tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles).

Citing information from September 2021, Greece announced plans to modernize its armed forces with the purchase of new equipment and technology. The plans included the acquisition of new fighter aircraft, new frigates, and combat vehicles.

The Greek government also has announced plans to expand its navy and coast guard, including the purchase of new ships and the hiring of additional personnel. The country has also been investing in the modernization of its army equipment, including the purchase of new armored vehicles and artillery systems.

Overall, the Greek government is aiming to modernize its armed forces in order to increase its defensive capabilities and enhance its position in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The Bradley M2A2 is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) used by the United States Army. It is a variant of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family, which was first introduced in the 1980s. The M2A2 variant was specifically designed to improve upon the original M2 variant, which had been criticized for its lack of lethality and limited situational awareness.

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The Bradley M2A2 is fitted with a two-man turret armed with one 25mm automatic cannon, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, and two launchers for TOW anti-tank guided missiles. (Picture source U.S. DoD)

The Bradley M2A2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) features a two-man turret, which is designed to provide the crew with the ability to engage and defeat a variety of targets on the battlefield. The turret is armed with one 25mm M242 Bushmaster automatic cannon, which can fire a range of ammunition types, including armor-piercing, high-explosive, and tracer rounds. It also has a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and two TOW missiles mounted on the turret.

In addition to the cannon, the turret also has a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun which is used primarily for engaging infantry targets. The machine gun is mounted on the right of the 25mm cannon and can be aimed and fired independently. The turret also has two TOW missile launchers mounted on the left side. The TOW is an anti-tank missile system designed to engage armored targets at a range of up to 4,000 meters. The missiles are wire-guided, meaning that the gunner must keep the target in sight and manually guide the missile to its target.

The M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is armored with a combination of aluminum and steel plates, as well as ceramic composite armor, which provides protection against a variety of threats on the battlefield.

The armor of the M2A2 Bradley is designed to provide protection against small arms fire, artillery fragments, and anti-tank rockets and missiles. The vehicle's armor is sloped and spaced, which helps to deflect and dissipate the energy of incoming projectiles.

The frontal armor of the M2A2 Bradley is especially thick, with some estimates suggesting that it is capable of stopping a 30mm armor-piercing round. The sides and rear of the vehicle are also protected with thick armor, although they are generally less heavily armored than the front of the vehicle.

The M2A2 Bradley is powered by a 600 hp. Cummins diesel engine, which provides it with a top speed of up to 66 km/h on roads and a range of approximately 480 km on a full tank of fuel.

The vehicle is also equipped with a hydro-pneumatic suspension system, which provides a smooth ride over rough terrain and helps to keep the vehicle stable when firing its weapons. The suspension system can be adjusted to provide different levels of ground clearance, depending on the terrain.

The M2A2 Bradley is also designed to be amphibious, with a water propulsion system that allows it to move through water at a speed of up to 7.2 km/h. The vehicle is capable of fording water obstacles up to 1.5 meters deep without any preparation.

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