The Croatian Army’s M2A2 Operation Desert Storm (ODS) Bradley Fighting vehicles may be modernized for $757 million as requested by the government.
The U.S. State Department green lit Croatia’s request to refurbish 76 of these vehicles and related equipment today. The contract covers 84 M240 machine guns, 1103 TOW 2A Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; 16 TOW 2A Radio Frequency (RF) fly‑to‑buy lot acceptance missiles; 100 TOW 2B Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; 8 TOW 2B Radio Frequency (RF) fly-to-buy lot acceptance missiles; 500 TOW Bunker Buster (BB) Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; and 8 TOW BB fly-to-buy lot acceptance missiles, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on December 1.
Also included are M257 Smoke Grenade Launchers; ammunition; radios; simulator; special armor; Hunter/Killer technology, which may include an exportable Commander's Independent Viewer (CIV); spare and repair parts; support equipment; upgrade/maintenance of engines and transmissions; refurbishment of TOW launchers; depot level support; communication support equipment; tool and test equipment; training; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.
The prime contractors will be BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania; and Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona.