With hundreds of armored vehicles coming back from Iraq in need of
extensive repairs (mostly for worn out components), the U.S. Army has decided
to combine this refurbishment ( "reset") process with upgrades. Some 500 M2
Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles will be refurbished, and upgraded, at a cost
of about $2 million each. Just a refurb costs about $700,000. The additional
cost results from the installation of better armor, electronics and
sensors. This upgrade program will take three years to complete. The older M2
vehicles originally cost about $2.2 million each when brand new.