Greece to Receive 350 Bradley IFVs from US Surplus

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A Greek Army team will head to the United States to select 350 Bradley AIFV (Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles) from the US Army surplus stocks.

The armored vehicles will replace the Army’s old M113s. Athens is also procuring some 1,200 M1117 vehicles, reported.

In December 2019, the US reportedly donated 60 Bradley M2A2 vehicles in Operation Desert Storm (ODS) configuration to Croatia. Between 2017-2018, Lebanon received Bradleys from the same stock. It is not clear whether Greece will get ODS Bradleys.

The M2A2 Bradley introduced in late 1980s, is an improved version of the standard vehicle Bradley M2A1. Additional armor plates have been added to the front and the side of the hull.

The M2A2 Bradley has exactly the same armament as the previous version Bradley M2A1. The M2A2 Bradley is armed with an ATK Gun Systems Company M242 25 mm Bushmaster Chain Gun with a 7.62 mm M240C machine gun mounted coaxially to the right of the main armament.