Infantry Weapons

US Army to order Bonus rounds

17 May 2018

The US Army is about to order 500 BAE Systems Bofors Bonus 155 mm sensor-fuzed munitions as part of a larger order for the anti-tank rounds.

Peter Burke, deputy project manager for combat ammunition systems within the US Army’s Program Executive Office for Ammunition, announced at the IQPC Future Artillery 2018 conference, held in London from 14–16 May, that the US Army will purchase 3,141 rounds over a three-year period starting late this year.

A production contract is currently being negotiated via the NATO Support Procurement Agency with a contract announcement expected before the end of this month. Deliveries will be scheduled to be made in three tranches to start in late 2018 with an initial 500 rounds, followed by a further two tranches in 2019 and 2020.

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