Tag: Bradley

Thousands Of Army Bradleys Don’t Have The Power To Use New Active Protection Systems

The vast majority of the U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicles cannot be fitted with a new Israeli-made active protection system for one simple reason, they cannot generate enough power to operate it. The service is in the process of upgrading a number of Bradleys to a new configuration with an auxiliary power unit that will enable them to carry the Iron Fist Light system. At present, however, it expects to leave most of these armored vehicles in their existing form in favor of developing an all-new replacement design, a program that has recently hit major hurdles, leading to the cancellation of a planned competition.

Army National Guard Bradley Fighting Vehicles Are Now In Syria Guarding Oil And Gas Fields

A contingent of Army National Guard M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles is on its way aboard U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft to a forward position in Deir Ez Zor in the eastern portion of that country Syria. This appears to be the first wave of heavy armored forces headed to the area as part of plan, ostensibly aimed at ensuring that ISIS does not regain control of oil and gas fields in that province, which the Pentagon formally announced last week.