State Department approves $757M Croatian Bradley modernization

By Ethan Sterenfeld / December 3, 2020 at 10:14 AM

The State Department has approved a $757 million deal to refurbish and modernize 76 Croatian Bradley Fighting Vehicles and related equipment, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The vehicles are the M2A2 Operation Desert Storm version of the Bradley. Related equipment includes M240 machine guns, TOW missiles, radios and M257 smoke grenade launchers.

"This proposed sale of the Bradley vehicle refurbishment/modernization will contribute to Croatia's goal of updating its military capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies," a Dec. 1 DSCA statement reads.

BAE Systems in York, PA, and Raytheon Technologies in Tucson, AZ, will serve as the prime contractors for the proposed sale.

In a separate announcement issued the same day, DSCA said the State Department has approved a proposed $55.5 million sale of up to 300 humvees and related spare parts to Lebanon.

"The proposed sale will provide sufficient modern transport vehicles to improve Lebanon's capability to meet current and future threats by improving its ability to move troops and supplies around the country to counter violent extremist organizations and to secure its border," DSCA said. "Lebanon will have no difficulty absorbing this additional equipment and services into its armed forces as they currently operate over one thousand (1,000) humvees of various variants."