It will take about a year to train Ukrainian military personnel to use the American Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, the supply of which was promised by the US authorities.
Retired US Army officer Jeff Jaeger, in an article for the 19FortyFive portal, noted that these infantry fighting vehicles are a complex and high-tech system that requires a high level of technical and tactical skills to operate.
According to the US military, even if the delivery of infantry fighting vehicles were carried out now, the period of their deployment in an armed conflict would be quite a long time. In addition, Ukrainian military personnel will inevitably face difficulties in maintaining and supporting American military equipment. They will also need a significant amount of spare parts and equipment necessary for servicing this equipment.
Jaeger suggested that deliveries of American infantry fighting vehicles would be carried out similarly to deliveries for Lebanon and Croatia, which would also require repairs to the equipment provided. This will require the conclusion of contracts with various contractors, which will increase the time for putting combat vehicles into operation.
Based on the above factors, the former US Army officer emphasized that the approximate time frame for Ukraine to fully train American infantry fighting vehicles and servicemen serving them will be about a year. But does the Armed Forces of Ukraine have this time to hold the Donbass front...