US Army Orders 155mm BONUS Munitions for Howitzers

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US Army Orders 155mm BONUS Munitions for Howitzers

The US Army has placed an order for BONUS 155-millimeter munition for their fleet of M109 self-propelled howitzers and M777 ultra-lightweight towed howitzers.

The BONUS munition has been developed and produced jointly by BAE Systems and France-based Nexter Munitions.

The Army is purchasing BONUS through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), which provides effective and cost efficient multinational solutions to the Alliance, its Nations and Partners.

The BONUS round contains two sensor-fuzed warheads with advanced target-seeking sensors. Once deployed they independently seek, track and strike targets within an area of 32,000 square meters.

Work under this contract begins immediately with deliveries expected to start in 2021. Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and the United States are among the countries with BONUS in their arsenal.

 
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