M1 Abrams & M2 Bradley Modernization

M1 Abrams
M1 Abrams
Priority
Army National Guard

The Issue

As Army National Guard units continue to deploy in support of overseas contingency operations and are often front-line units slated to deploy immediately in the event a major conflict breaks out, they should be equipped the same as the Active Component. Army National Guard formations are well behind the Active Component in terms of modernization and organization, including older generation M1 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradley fighting vehicles.

Recommendation

  • Designate funding within defense appropriations legislation to modernize at least 30 Army National Guard M1A2C Abrams tanks
  • Designate funding within defense appropriations legislation to continue modernization of Army National Guard M2 Bradley fighting vehicles

Point of Contact

Adrienne Jackson
Legislative Affairs Manager, Army Programs

Army National Guard
Equipment
Modernization