Designation:

Bradley BCP

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Manufacturer: BAE Systems Land and Armament  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Command vehicle  

The Bradley Command Post (BCP) is a Bradley A3 based variant which operates in the forward area with armored and mechanized battalions, fires battalions, armored cavalry squadrons and supporting divisional units.

The CP features the latest digitized electronics for optimum situational awareness, network connectivity and communication within the Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT).

The BCP provides large interior space to support the commanders with all the equipment and electrical power required to manage the battlefield, with the same proven survivability and force protection as the Bradley A3 vehicle. The BCP provides unmatched capabilities for brigade and above commanders to move to the decisive point on the battlefield under all conditions.

The BCP is equipped with approved and fielded C2 and C4ISR technologies supporting the net centric operations on the move with enhanced network connectivity consisting of Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) voice, video and data over classified and sensitive but unclassified networks.

The BFoV includes the following variants:

  • Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle (AMEV)

  • Armored Medical Treatment Vehicle (AMTV)

  • Bradley Command Post (BCP)

  • Bradley Mortar Vehicle (BMV

  • 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.

Mobility

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.

Variant dependent subsystems

  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU): 5 kW

  • Environmental Cooling System (ECS): 60 kBTU

Specifications:
Property Value
Weight (kg)
33792
Crew
6
Engine power output (h.p.)
600
Max. road speed (km/h)
61
Max. road range (km)
402
Fuel capacity (l)
712
Gradient (%)
60
Side slope (%)
40
Trench (mm)
2100
Vertical obstacle (mm)
800
Length (mm)
6900
Width (mm)
3300
Height (mm)
2800
Ground clearance (mm)
300




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