Bradley Vehicle:

Status of the Army's Survivability Enhancement Program

NSIAD-90-172: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's modification program for enhancing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's survivability.

GAO found that vehicle enhancements included: (1) the addition of armor to provide protection against 30-mm projectiles; (2) the addition of liners inside the turret to protect the crew from high-velocity debris; (3) the addition of armor to protect against antitank chemical energy weapons; (4) changes in fuel and ammunition storage; (5) changes to the vehicle's automatic fire extinguishing system; and (6) an upgraded power train with a 600-horsepower engine and a modified transmission.

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