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USA. Bloomberg: Pentagon Considers Transfer of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine

USA.  Bloomberg: Pentagon Considers Transfer of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine

USA. Bloomberg: Pentagon Considers Transfer of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine

US authorities are considering transferring Bradley infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. However, according to experts, it could take months for these vehicles to be put into service.

The US administration is considering the transfer of Bradley combat vehicles as part of the next military aid package for Ukraine Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

According to the portal, which refers to sources privy to the talks, the final decision on the transfer of the vehicles has not yet been made. But they have long been – along with Abrams tanks – on the Ukrainian “wish list” when it comes to American military equipment.

American Bradley infantry fighting vehicles on the training ground near Drawsko PomorskieUS Army photo by Sgt. Randis Monroe

During the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Washington, the US president Joe Biden listed tanks and armored vehicles as one of its four priorities United States focuses on military aid for Kiev.

Yet Pentagon sent, among others M113 armored personnel carriers and M1117 armored fighting vehicles, and financed the modernization of the Czech Republic T-72 tanks for Ukraine.

It may take months to train Ukrainian soldiers

CSIS think tank expert Mark Cancian told Bloomberg that delivering the Bradleys would be a big boost for Ukraine, as they have more firepower than the M113 and M1117 thanks to 25mm cannons and TOW anti-tank missiles.

“In effect, they are light tanks,” he said. He added that the US has a large number of these vehicles in its warehouses, although it could take months to adapt them to use and train Ukrainian soldiers.

Main photo source: US Army photo by Sgt. Randis Monroe

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