Bradley A3

The Bradley A3 is the finest combat vehicle system in the world. Its firepower, mobility and survivability keep our soldiers safe and able to dominate the enemy no matter the terrain, temperature or threat. The A3 features the latest digitized electronics for optimum situational awareness, network connectivity and communication within the Armored Brigade Combat Team. The A3 has proven durability and commonality of design reduce the logistics burden, while enhancing battlefield performance to meet a variety of mission requirements in close combat, urban scenarios and open-combat situations.

Infantry Fighting Vehicle Bradley A3
Infantry Fighting Vehicle Bradley A3

Enhanced armor protection includes Bradley Urban Survivability Kit (BUSK) upgrades, roof fragmentation protection, squad ventilated face piece and mounts for armor tiles for additional protection against shaped charge munitions. Digital architecture and programmable displays readily accept new technologies.

Increased driver field of vision aids maneuverability under close-in, urban combat. Situational awareness and maneuverability are further enhanced by the integrated Inertial Navigation System (INS).

Improved sights, full ballistic fire control, aided dual-target tracking, automatic gun target adjustment, automatic bore sighting and hunter killer capability all enhance lethality. The Bushmaster 25-mm cannon fires both explosive and armor piercing rounds, while TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) missiles defeat enemy armor. The 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun provides high volume fires at close ranges.

Improved network connectivity and Beyond Line-of-Sight capability through the addition of digital satellite communications hardware and software.

Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicle (BFIST)
Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicle (BFIST)

 

Specifications

Width 129 inches/3.2 m
Height 130 inches/3.3 m
Overall length 258 inches/6.5 m
Combat weight 75,500 lbs/34,250 kg
Personnel capacity up to 10
Engine 600 hp/447.42 kW
Fuel tank 155 gallons/587 liters
Speed 38 mph/61 km/h
Cruising range 250 miles/402 km
Turning radius pivot to infinite
Slope 60%
Side slope 40%
Trench crossing 100 inches/2.5 m
Vertical wall crossing 36 inches/0.9 m
Ground clearance (Front) 17 inches/0.4 m
Ground clearance (Rear) 15 inches/0.3 m
Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) 5 kW
Environmental Cooling System (ECS) 60 kBTU
Family Of Vehicles (FOV): Bradley Mortar Vehicle (BMV); Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle (AMEV); Armored Medical Treatment Vehicle (AMTV); Bradley Command Post (BCP); Bradley General Purpose Vehicle (BGPV)
Family Of Vehicles (FOV): Bradley Mortar Vehicle (BMV); Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle (AMEV); Armored Medical Treatment Vehicle (AMTV); Bradley Command Post (BCP); Bradley General Purpose Vehicle (BGPV)

 

Family of vehicles

  • Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
  • Calvary Fighting Vehicle (CFV)
  • Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicle (BFIST)
  • Engineer Bradley Fighting Vehicle (EBFV)
  • Battle Command Vehicle (BCV)
  • Bradley Mortar Vehicle (BMV)
  • Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle (AMEV)
  • Armored Medical Treatment Vehicle (AMTV)
  • Bradley Command Post (BCP)
  • Bradley General Purpose Vehicle (BGPV)

The Bradley A3 BFIST with Fire Support Sensor System (FS3) incorporates a major upgrade in Target Location and Designation while maintaining capabilities of the A3 BFIST in the areas of lethality, command and control, survivability, sustainability, and mobility. With the integrated Mission Equipment Package (MEP) on the A3 BFIST with FS3, target location accuracy exceeds that required for the BFIST mission.

 

Cummins VTA903

A key design consideration is the ability to operate with rapid, easy movement across almost any terrain, displaying much of the mobility of a main battle tank.

While the engine needs to be powerful and compact to meet this requirement, it also needs to offer exceptional reliability to ensure maximum availability of these high-value battlefield assets. The heavy-duty V903 engine is purpose developed by Cummins for these highly demanding applications – and during combat situations the outstanding abilities of this unique engine have been fully proven.

The V903 has also proved an ideal power solution for one of the most important elements on the battlefield – the tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), typified by the M2 Bradley together with derivatives such as the M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (CVF).

Equipped with 600 hp (447 kW) of Cummins heavy-duty power, the Bradley can maintain progress with main battle tanks right at the forefront of the action. Very high power-toweight ratio enables these vehicles to incorporate heavier armour and more firepower, while the inherent reliability of the engine is a major advantage during high intensity operations.

Engine Cummins VTA903
Engine Cummins VTA903

 

Engine Specifications

Model V903
Cylinders V8
Capacity 14.8 L
Valves 32
Maximum Power 800 hp @ 2800 rpm/597 kW
Max Torque 2362 Nm @ 2200 rpm
Weight (dry) 1,271kg

 

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