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US Army Takes Delivery of New M7A4 BFIST Armored Artillery Fire Support Vehicles | Defense News August 2022 Global Security Army Industry | Defense Security world news army industry year 2022


According to images published on the Twitter account of “Ronkainen“On August 8, 2022, the US Army’s 1st Battalion 9th Field Artillery Regiment took delivery of the new M7A4 BFIST (Bradley Fire Support Team) vehicles.
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The new Bradley M7A4 BFIST artillery fire support vehicle. (Photo source Ronkainen Twitter account)


The M7 BFIST is an artillery fire support vehicle based on a modified Bradley M2A2 ODS (Operation Desert Storm) fighting vehicle that has been fitted with a set of specialized fire support mission equipment (MEP ). It provides company fire support teams and battalion/brigade fire support officers with a vehicle platform where they can locate, plan, coordinate, execute and direct artillery and mortar fire timely, specific and indirect campaign strategies.

The M7 BFIST provides company fire support teams and battalion/brigade fire support officers with a platform of vehicles where they can locate, plan, coordinate, execute and direct artillery fire and indirect, accurate and timely field mortars.

In addition to providing critical fire support teams with the same mobility, survivability and battlefield signature as the A2 Bradley series, the M7 provides fire support teams with a 25mm cannon for the self-defense. More importantly, the design of the M7 offers, for the first time, the ability to “target on the move”.

The new M7A4 BFIST is based on the latest generation Bradley tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) in service with the US Army, which is the Bradley M4. This version of the Bradley IFV is upgraded with improved mobility and power generation capabilities.

The new M7A4 BFIST 3 provides under-armour designation and Target Location Error 90 (TLE90) level target grid coordinates to support Calls For Fire precision ammunition. An estimated target location error (TLE) is automatically generated and populated into the call for fire (CFF), eliminating the need to manually refine the target grid.

The A4 BFIST maintains the signature, mobility and battlefield survivability of the M2A4 Bradley IFV. The 25mm cannon and coaxial 7.62mm machine gun provide the defensive capability.


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