Sweden orders additional Bofors 155 BONUS Rounds

BAE Systems announced an order received by the Swedish Defense and Material Administration for the delivery of 254 additional Bofors 155mm BONUS artillery rounds for its military. The munition is used on the BAE-built Archer Artillery System, a next-generation self-propelled howitzer developed for the Swedish and Norwegian armies, and capable of successfully detecting and combating heavily armored vehicles within 35 kilometers. When BONUS smart ammunition is fired from the system, its carrier shell separates to deploy two sensor-fuzed munitions that then search for targets within a given footprint, up to 32,000 square meters. Each of the two expelled munitions independently seeks and neutralizes its own target. Production on the contract will take place at BAE Systems’ facility in Karlskoga, Sweden, and delivery is scheduled for sometime in 2019.

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