Washington will supply Kyiv with unique M7 Bradley BFIST combat vehicles with target illuminators

The new package of US military assistance to Ukraine includes, among other things, M7 Bradley BFIST combat vehicles for targeting long-range precision weapons. At the same time, in the United States itself, there are only 55 such machines.

The main difference of this modification is that the BMP has actually turned into a reconnaissance tool. It does not have a TOW ATGM, instead of which the M7 Bradley BFIST arsenal has a powerful laser rangefinder-illuminator and a target detection system. This allows you to accurately determine the distance to the object of the upcoming strike and transmit relevant information to artillery units.

Targets are illuminated at a distance of up to 20 km.

Along with this, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive JDAM-ER long-range aerial bombs, hitting targets at ranges up to 72 km when dropped from a height of 14 km. The ammunition is equipped with wings and a correction module, which allows you to plan towards the target.

The day before, Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgeny Korneichuk spoke about Kyiv's plans to test the Israeli missile warning system. According to Korneichuk, work in this direction has been underway for about four months, but it may take some time to transfer the system to Kyiv. A pilot project for Ukraine will be prepared in the next three months.
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  1. blackcat190463 Offline blackcat190463
    blackcat190463 (Yuri) 22 February 2023 14: 25
    As you have already lifted with these bombs with wings, it remains to find suicides who will try to climb to a height of 14 km and fly up to the front at least 75 km and not be shot down by an interceptor or air defense am
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 February 2023 16: 15
    Peremogi is all from the media.
    Well, where can they highlight the target for 20 km? From what mountain? so there will be a crowd of people who want ...
  3. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 23 February 2023 16: 30
    Yes, even the most stupid person understands that the West and Europe have realized that they can freely supply their equipment and ammunition to Banderlogs. And what they want. And it's not so much about some mythical "red lines", but about clear logistics. After all, the supply of weapons to Ukraine can be safely carried out in many areas. Where it is convenient, from there they carry out. Probably, it will not be a surprise for us if we find out that such deliveries go even through such a "closed" port as Odessa
  4. TermNachTer Offline TermNachTer
    TermNachTer (Nikolai) 25 February 2023 15: 43
    did the author teach physics at school?)))) I mean the Soviet school, and this nonsense, as it is now. Laser beam, at a distance of 20 km.))) What should be the power of the power source? One NPP power unit (CHP). What will be the size of the "spot" at a distance of 20 km.? About planning bombs, generally a masterpiece - 70 km.))) Yeah, just for this, you need a height of 15 km. and a speed of 1500 km/h. When was the last time banderolitaki flew like that?)))