While the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle
has served the Army well over the last three decades, it was conceived for a different operational environment and enemy than Soldiers now face.
Two M1 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs), two M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles
(IFVs) and a lone armored M88 Recovery Vehicle will be on static display.
The delegation visited Hamat Air Base and observed the newly-arrived M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles
and the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft provided by the United States.
The Saudi kingdom's military, one of the most capable in the Middle East, is a large-scale user of Western-made weapons, such as US-build M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles
and F-15 fighter jets.
"It is a training ground for the Ml Abrams Tank, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles
, and M109A6 Paladin Howitzers and home to the 177th Armored Brigade (training support)."
The accordion-like process of filtering into the front was repeated, according to Section Chief, SSG Mike Jenson who frequently saw Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles
and Abrams tanks moving by to engage troops in front of them.
Army's M2A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles
and the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV).
The United States has sold Saudi Arabia military aircraft (F-15s, AWACS, and UH-60 Blackhawks), air defense weaponry (Patriot and Hawk missiles), armored vehicles (M1A2 Abrams tanks and M-2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles
), and other equipment.