The US Army is purchasing BAE Systems Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition through a contract with the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency).
BAE say that 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.
The company add that 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 US 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. The US Army is now joining a number of international counterparts deploying this munition, as interest in BONUS continues to grow worldwide.”
Developed and produced in cooperation by BAE Systems in Sweden and Nexter in France, BONUS is produced at the BAE Systems facility in Karlskoga, Sweden, with significant component deliveries from Nexter according to BAE’s website.
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency provides integrated multi-national logistics and procurement support solutions under a single organization for NATO allies and partners.