Bradley tracked command post vehicle BCP
The Bradley BCP is a Command Post tracked armoured vehicle based on the chasis of the armoured infantry fighting vehicle Bradley. The Bradley BCP is manufactured and marketed by BAE Systems land and Armaments. The Bradley is the finest combat vehicle system in the world. Its firepower, mobility and survivability keeps our soldiers safe and able to dominate the enemy no matter the terrain, temperature or threat. The Bradley’s proven durability and commonality of design reduces the logistics burden, while enhancing battlefield performance to meet a variety of mission requirements in close-combat, urban scenarios and open-combat situations. The Bradley Command Post (BCP) features the latest digitized electronics for optimum situational awareness, network connectivity and communication within the Heavy Brigade Combat Team. The Bradley BCP provides an unmatched capability for Brigade and above Commanders to move to the decisive point on the battlefield under all conditions.
The BFoV includes the following variants:
Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle (AMEV), Armored Medical Treatment Vehicle (AMTV), Bradley Command Post (BCP), Bradley Mortar Vehicle (BMV), and the Bradley General Purpose Vehicle (BGPV).
Survivability and Force Protection
BFoV platforms possess exceptional survivability against kinetic energy and artillery munitions. With the common Bradley reactive armor installed, the BFoV will provide the same level of hand-held High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) and Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) protection as the BFV. BFoV platform design incorporates all of the Bradley Urban Survivability Kits (BUSK) that have been developed in response to the changing threat environment.
The BFoV variants are as mobile and agile as the platforms currently residing in the HBCT formation. This increased mobility over the M113 FoV provides the maneuver commander the freedom to execute operations without being hindered by the inability of his critical battlefield functions to keep up with the rest of the force.
Sustainability, Commonality, and Future Growth
BFoV replacements for the M113 FoV establishes 74% commonality across the HBCT formation thus reducing the HBCT logistics tail, simplifies crew and maintenance training and enables more efficient sustainment and capability upgrades.
Ability to Integrate Enhanced Mission Equipment Packages (MEPs)
The increase in available space provides the ability to integrate more capable MEPs for each mission role.
Combat weight: 74,500 lbs / 33,792 kg
Personnel capacity: 6 man crew
Engine: 600 hp
Fuel tank (external): 188 gallons / 712 liters
Speed: 38 mph / 61 km/h
Cruising range: 250 miles/402 km
Turning radius pivot: to infinite
Side slope: 40%
Trench crossing: 84 inches / 2.1 m
Vertical wall crossing: 30 inches / 8 m
Overall length: 274 inches / 6.9 m
Width: 131 inches / 3.3 m
Height w/commander’s hatch: 112 inches / 2.8 m
Ground clearance: Front 17 inches / 4 m; Rear 15 inches / 3 m
Variant dependent subsystems
- Auxiliary Power Unit (APU): 5 kW
- Environmental Cooling System (ECS): 60 kBTU
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