How much does a M2 Bradley cost?

The M2 holds a crew of three: a commander, a gunner and a driver, as well as six fully equipped soldiers. In the year 2000 the total cost of the program was $5,664,100,000 for 1602 units, giving an average unit cost of $3,166,000….

M2 Bradley
Crew 3 (commander, gunner, driver)
Passengers 6 (7 in M2A2 ODS/M2A3)

What replaced the Bradley?

optionally manned fighting vehicle
Known as the optionally manned fighting vehicle, or OMFV, the program is the Army’s latest attempt to replace the Bradley following years of cost and requirements issues.

Is the M2 Bradley a failure?

The U.S. Army’s effort to replace the aging M2 Bradley has failed again for the third time. The Army has spent $20 billion to develop a replacement, without a single vehicle to show for it. The latest competition fell apart after a disqualification left only one entrant still in the race.

Can the Bradley go in water?

All Bradleys are amphibious. Earlier models are equipped with a water barrier, which is fitted by the crew before entering the water. A3 models have an inflatable pontoon which fits on the front and sides of the vehicle.

How many Bradleys have been destroyed?

A total of 20 Bradleys were lost—three by enemy fire and 17 due to friendly fire incidents; another 12 were damaged. The gunner of one Bradley was killed when his vehicle was hit by Iraqi fire, possibly from an Iraqi BMP-1, during the Battle of 73 Easting.

How much does a Stryker cost?


ICV Stryker
Unit cost US$4.9 million (2012)
No. built ~4,900 including 4,466 vehicles in US Army
Mass ICV: 18.16 short tons (16.47 t) MGS: 20.69 short tons (18.77 t)

Is Bradley a tank?

Bradley infantry fighting vehicle It’s armored, propels itself on two tracks, and is often seen with the explosive reactive armor common on Abrams. The M113 armored personnel carrier is the predecessor the the Bradley. It, also, is not a tank.

How many rounds does a Bradley carry?

The cannon carries 300 rounds of ammunition in two ready boxes (one of 70 rounds, the other of 230 rounds), with an extra 600 rounds in storage for the M2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle variant or 1,200 stowed rounds for the M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle variant.

Is the LAV 25 amphibious?

There are 8 ready rounds and 8 stowed rounds of smoke grenades. A supplementary M240E1 7.62mm machine gun can be pintle-mounted at the commander’s station in the turret. The LAV-25 is fully amphibious with a maximum of three minutes preparation.

What is the Bradley Urban Survival Kit (Busk)?

The Bradley Urban Survival Kit (BUSK) is an upgrade similar to the M1 Abrams TUSK kit. It decreases the vulnerability of Bradleys in urban threat environments.

What is a Bradley fighting vehicle used for?

Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The Bradley is designed to transport infantry or scouts with armor protection, while providing covering fire to suppress enemy troops and armored vehicles. The several Bradley variants include the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle and the M3 Bradley cavalry fighting vehicle.

What is the purpose of a Bradley Shield?

From that rudimentary description, it sounds like a system to help protect the vehicle against small groups of hostile individuals, particularly in a close quarters fight, such as combat in an urban area. A Bradley sits in an urban training area at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

What is the replacement for the Bradley?

The U.S. Army first intended to replace the Bradley as part of the Future Combat Systems Manned Ground Vehicles program, which started in 1999 and was cancelled in 2009. In 2010, the army started the Ground Combat Vehicle program to replace the Bradley with the GCV Infantry Fighting Vehicle, but the GCV was cancelled