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The United States welcomes Croatia’s acquisition of U.S. Bradley Fighting Vehicles and support for NATO’s collective defense

ZAGREB, 27 January 2022 – The United States has welcomed the Government of Croatia’s decision to acquire Bradley Fighting Vehicles. 

The Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković announced on Wednesday that Croatia had reached an agreement with the United States and will receive 62 equipped and armed Bradley M2A2 ODS combat vehicles, an additional five training vehicles and another 22 spare parts vehicles.

The United States welcomes Croatia’s acquisition of U.S. Bradley Fighting Vehicles and support for NATO’s collective defense

A US Army (USA) Task Force 1-26 (TF 1-26) Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 1st Infantry Division, M2A2 ODS (Operation Desert Storm Improvements) Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), followed by a USA High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), returns to Logistics Support Area (LSA) Anaconda during Exercise NOBLE SHEPHARD, a mission rehearsal exercise conducted at the USA 7th Army Training CommandÕs Hohenfels Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), located on the Hohenfels Training Area (HTA), in Hohenfels, Germany (DEU). (Photo: Supplied/US Embassy Zagreb)

“The United States is pleased to provide our close Ally and partner Croatia with these vehicles, which will be refurbished and equipped with the support of U.S. funding.  Croatia’s Bradley program is a joint investment in our shared security.

Croatia has earned a reputation as a committed and capable NATO Ally.  This acquisition will enhance Croatia’s security and NATO’s collective defense, while deepening the already strong U.S.-Croatia defense partnership.  Croatia’s Bradley program will further benefit the Croatian defense industry.  We deeply appreciate the Croatian Government’s close cooperation in this project.  

The U.S.-Croatia relationship is based both on shared interests and shared values.  We look forward to strengthening the U.S.-Croatia partnership even more in the years to come,” said a statement released by the US Embassy in Zagreb.  

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