The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal for Croatia of refurbishment/modernization and support for 76 M2A2 Operation Desert Storm (ODS) Bradley Fighting vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $757 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Dec. 1.
The Government of Croatia has requested to buy refurbishment/modernization and support for 76 M2A2 Operation Desert Storm (ODS) Bradley Fighting vehicles consisting of: 84 M240 machine guns; 1,103 TOW 2A Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; 16 TOW 2A Radio Frequency (RF) fly‑to‑buy lot acceptance missiles; 100 TOW 2B Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; eight TOW 2B Radio Frequency (RF) fly-to-buy lot acceptance missiles; 500 TOW Bunker Buster (BB) Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; and eight TOW BB fly-to-buy lot acceptance missiles.
Also included are M257 Smoke Grenade Launchers; ammunition; radios; simulator; special armor; Hunter/Killer technology, which may include an exportable Commander’s Independent Viewer (CIV); spare and repair parts; support equipment; upgrade/maintenance of engines and transmissions; refurbishment of TOW launchers; depot level support; communication support equipment; tool and test equipment; training; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The prime contractors will be BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania; and Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona.
The DSCA said in a statement that 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.”