BAE Systems’ Bradley Fighting Vehicles have been fitted with Meggitt‘s flexible blast-resistant fuel bladders.

The installation is part of the Bradley urban survivability kits III (BUSK III) survivable fuel cell (BSFC) package, a series of rapid development survivability improvements designed for the urban battlefield.

Meggitt’s blast-resistant fuel bladders, produced for Robertson Fuel Systems, meet US MIL-T-27422B standards of flexibility, strength, impact and cut-and-tear resistance.

The urethane bladders immediately stop fuel leakage and have been proven to reduce fire-related death and injury in survivable US helicopter crashes to almost zero.

The Bradley vehicle is designed to transport infantry while providing protection with firing capability to suppress enemy troops and armoured vehicles.