Biden confirms Ukraine could soon receive Bradley fighting vehicles

5 January, 12:46 AM
M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle in Iraq in 2005 (Photo:4.army.mil)

M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle in Iraq in 2005 (Photo:4.army.mil)

U.S. President Joe Biden has confirmed that Bradley infantry fighting vehicles were “on the table” for being made available to Ukraine, Bloomberg correspondent Jennifer Jacobs reported via Twitter on Jan. 4.

“Yes’ – Biden tells reporters on tarmac in Kentucky when asked if Bradley Fighting Vehicles are on the table for Ukraine,” Jacobs wrote.

On Jan. 4, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby also said that the US was preparing a new military aid package for Ukraine.

Bloomberg earlier reported that the United States was considering transferring Bradley combat vehicles to Ukraine. The head of Ukraine’s Military Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said that Ukraine was "very much looking forward" to Bradley vehicles, as they would significantly increase the combat effectiveness of its units.

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M2 Bradley is manufactured by the BAE Systems Land & Armaments and has been in service since 1981. The armored IFV is designed to provide transportation of motorized infantry units to the battlefield and provide fire support. It can carry three crew members and seven passengers.

The IFV is equipped with M242 Bushmaster 25mm automatic cannon with an effective range of 2 kilometers, and an antitank system with TOW or Javelin missiles, with an option to install a 7.62mm machine gun. 

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