U.S. Army to Procure BAE Systems 155mm BONUS Precision-guided Munitions | Business
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 9, 2018--The U.S. Army is adding BAE Systems Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition to its arsenal, through a contract with the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency). Already qualified by the Army, the latest version of BONUS defeats heavily armored targets and can be fired from any 155-millimeter artillery system, including M777 lightweight towed howitzers and the M109 self-propelled howitzer family of vehicles.
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The latest version of BONUS defeats heavily armored targets and can be fired from any 155-millimeter artillery system. (Photo: BAE Systems)
BONUS is significantly more capable than traditional munitions because it carries two smart munitions that employ advanced sensors, enabling each to independently seek out and destroy separate targets within a radius of 32,000 square meters. Because each BONUS shell carries two smart munitions, its mission success per round is significantly better than with traditional ammunition.
The proven reliability and mission success of BONUS make it an ideal solution for the U.S. Army as it continues to invest in advanced technological capabilities for its forces, said Lena Gillström, managing director for BAE Systems Weapon Systems business in Sweden. This contract furthers our position at the forefront of innovation in delivering smart munitions to the current and future battle space. ....