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US Army to procure BONUS precision-guided munitions

12th October 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Army is procuring BAE Systems’ Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition through a contract with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.

The latest version of BONUS can defeat heavily armoured targets and can be fired from any 155mm artillery system, including M777 lightweight towed howitzers and the M109 self-propelled howitzer family of vehicles.

BONUS carries two smart munitions that employ advanced sensors, enabling each to independently seek out and destroy separate targets within a radius of 32,000 sq m.

BONUS is produced at the BAE Systems facility in Karlskoga, Sweden, with significant component deliveries from Nexter. Work under this contract will begin immediately, with deliveries scheduled to take place through 2020.

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