Army asks BAE Systems to provide M2A4 and M7A4 Bradley armored combat vehicles and networked vetronics

Aug. 25, 2023
M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle is for reconnaissance and transport for a squad of infantry, with protection for warfighters from small arms fire.

WARREN, Mich. – Armored combat vehicles designers at BAE Systems will provide U.S. Army M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles with upgraded vetronics electrical systems, smart power management software, heavyweight torsion bars, track upgrades, improved suspension, and new shock absorbers.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., announced a $113.1 million contract Wednesday to the BAE Systems Platforms & Services segment in York, Pa., for Bradley M2A4 and M7A4 vehicles.

The M2 Bradley is an infantry fighting vehicle for reconnaissance and to transport a squad of infantry. The armored vehicle protects warfighters inside from small arms fire, while its 25-millimeter chain gun provides firepower to counter many battlefield threats. The Bradley is maneuverable and fast enough to keep up with heavy armor like M1 Abrams main battle tanks during an advance.

The M2A4 Bradley Fighting Vehicle is a totally digital, full-tracked, medium armored vehicle that provides cross-country mobility, mounted firepower, communications, and protection to mechanized infantry. The armored combat vehicles have three seats for crew members and seven seats for squad members.

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The M7A4 Bradley is an upgraded fire-support vehicle with integrated target location equipment to help direct artillery fire and airborne munitions. It has equipment for use by dismounted observers.

The first M2A4 Bradley Fighting Vehicles came off the manufacturing line in 2012 with heavyweight torsion bars and track upgrades, improved suspension, and new shock absorbers.

BAE Systems is rebuilding legacy Bradley vehicles with upgraded electrical systems and power train to accommodate today's high-power demands from a variety of systems upgrades such as networked vetronics, software-defined radios, air conditioning systems, and even mobile battery chargers.

On this contract BAE Systems will do the work in York, Pa., and should be finished by January 2025. For more information contact BAE Systems Platforms & Services online at, or the Army Contracting Command-Warren at

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