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BAE Turns Bradley Into MiG-Killer

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

AUSA: With the Army increasingly anxious about Russian drones, helicopters, and fighters, it’s racing to revive the Short-Range Air Defense (SHORAD) forces it largely disbanded after the Cold War. BAE Systems, which makes the heavily armed M2 Bradley troop carrier, is offering a Bradley variant festooned with radars, jamming antennas to shut down drones, anti-aircraft missiles, and a 30 mm autocannon as the last line of defense. It’s a 21st century update of the short-lived M7 Linebacker, one that can be put into service by modifying existing Bradley turrets.

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