Hellenic Army Plans to Buy 300 M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles From USA

The Greek Ministry of Defence intends to receive several hundred M2A2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. The vehicle will be the most advanced version of the armoured vehicle in the country.

Greece has already made a formal request to the US for the purchase of 300 M2 Bradley level M2A2 ODS-SA infantry fighting vehicles. At the same time the European country intends to expand the request by another 500 units.

The Greek Armed Forces could thus potentially receive 800 infantry fighting vehicles and will request permission to upgrade to the M2A4 level. If the deal is approved, deliveries will take place under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Excess Defense Articles (EDA) programs.

If the US refuses to sell the M2A2 Bradley ODS-SA, however, Greece has at least two options. First, the German KF41 Lynx infantry fighting vehicles manufactured by Rheinmetall. Second, the Swedish CV90s from BAE Systems.

The United States approved the transfer of 109 M2 Bradley units to Ukraine about six months ago. The Armed Forces were to receive the ODS-SA version. It is equipped with 600 horsepower engine and can reach speeds of up to 61 km/h.

The M2A2 ODS-SA version has a camera in the front of the hull, which the older versions can not boast. In this case, the infantry fighting vehicle was left without a modern sight, which is used in the upgraded M2A3.

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