Kiev forces have reportedly begun using Bonus artillery cluster rounds against Russian troops in the special military operation zone in Ukraine.
On January 4, Russian sources shared photos showing an undetonated submunition of a Bonus round that was found on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The cluster round was jointly developed by Bofors of Sweden and Nexter of France to provide a long-range, indirect fire, top attack capability against armoured vehicles. The development began in 1985 and the round entered production in the early 1990s.
The Bonus is a 155 mm NATO artillery round that consists of a 47-kilogram heavy artillery projectile containing two autonomous, sensor-fused, fire-and-forget submunitions.
After the submunition is released it opens two winglets. While descending, the submunition rotates, scanning the area below with multi-frequency infrared sensors and LiDAR [laser imaging, detection, and ranging] that compares the detected vehicles with a programmable target database.
When fired from a 52-caliber barrel, a Bonus round can travel up to 35 kilometers before releasing its submunitions. Each submunition is armed with a powerful explosively formed penetrator warhead that is effective against heavy armoured fighting vehicles like main battle tanks.
Ukraine may have received the Bonus system directly from Sweden and France or from other operators like Norway and Finland, who purchased the round in recent years.
It’s worth noting, that Kiev forces have been already documented using German-made SMArt 155 mm cluster rounds which follow a similar concept. Unlike the Bonus, the submunitions of the SMArt descends on a parachute rather than winglets, and use a millimeter radar for terminal guidance instead of a LiDAR.
The United States and its allies supplied Ukraine with hundreds of NATO-standard 155 mm howitzers after the start of the Russian special operation, which allows Kiev to deploy rounds like the Bouns and SMArt with ease.
Despite receiving much support from its allies, Kiev forces are still struggling to keep up with the sheer fire power of the Russian artillery.
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Bofors was bought by US-British oligarchs over 20 years ago, it is no longer Swedish.
From Wikipedia: “In 1999, Saab AB purchased the Celsius Group, then the parent company of Bofors. In September 2000, United Defense Industries (UDI) of the United States acquired Bofors Weapons Systems (the heavy weapons division), while Saab retained the missile interests.
The British company BAE Systems acquired UDI and its Bofors subsidiary in 2005, and BAE Systems Bofors is now a business unit of the Swedish subdivision BAE Systems AB, while the Swedish unit Saab Bofors Dynamics is part of Saab AB.”
This is what happens when you let the Anglo monsters act freely in your country. They indebt everyone, they propagandize everyone, they take control of everything valuable and they fill your country with foreigners and or trick you into wars that destroy you.
You comment as one of those usual narrowminded one country thinker.
The author can be owner him/herself being a stockholder. Thats how western Economics are.
You Anglo globalists are the enemies of all peoples all across the world.
Your theory has no merit in reality. In the real world those countries are the most prosperous with the highest population happiness index. So you can whine all you want, people and countries will continue to turn towards the West.
I live here. I know what I am talking about. It is devious and treacherous and subversive creatures such as Perplexer who write these indexes. It is these evil Anglos and their henchmen and facilitators that are the enemy.
Well it is still Swedish, even if true that they are owned by an other country.
Maybe they did this on purpose, just to say that they are not a warring country.
Despite who owns it, they would still make weapons.
Sweden is completely taken over by Anglo Empire. Why do you think I as a Swede support Russia?
All the US vassal scum has crawled out of the swamp,all the EU except Hungary and other euro trash falling over themselves to kill Russians and Russian speakers in Donbass,these munitions will be used against civilians in Donetsk.
Beef approves of more dead whites
As long as you still get your welfare check…
I’m not some dumb American nigger leach. I’m African nigger with a job
well, you are American, but not black. You are not fooling anyone here CIA troll pretending to be an African, lol dude pls
I’m the CIA boogeymen under your bed
We see none of that living in Nato and EU. Ofwe are vassals we are very happy about it having a high living standard and life.
And the rest? Your kind made it into a payback and Maidan was the ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Just because You name us and things as You do they are not true. And what do Your kind use against the rest of the Ukras??? Thats terror.
So dont expect any here to be nice to any of You. Maybee Your soldiers or forced loysy rookies should not hide themself between Your civilians.
How do you dare speak on behalf of all of us in NATO and EU? Many people in non-NATO and non-EU countries have a high living standard and they aren’t vassals of the Evil Empire!
I am English you idiot,that doesn’t mean i have to agree with everything our criminal Politicians do,why do you support Nato aggression and Nazis in Ukraine?
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Time for the RF to FOAB Kiev
The best countermeasure of that is a russian one like this but with a 1000:1 stock ratio. Also I don’t understand why the fuck russians don’t use the BEST anti-trench and dug-in weapon of all time which is the air burst SHRAPNEL and soft targets submunition !
just in case nato invades them or using up old equipment. Maybe Russian military is incompetent who knows
Does it really matter to tell You anything. You dont listen and certainly dont learn.
And when I try and write even with many links Im CIA, Mossad, Jew, Nazis, Vassal whatever.
Ypou are the real threat and even use nukes as such. That of course is ignored and forgotten, because You are raised to east is west tomorrov or south. Putin says so.
Putin and his gang dont represent Russia. If so they would treat it and its 144 mio inhb. much better.
First of all, the commenter isn’t Russian, so why on earth are you addressing them as if they are? Second, Putin had given Russians the best gift: respected their freedom. He was against raising the age retirement limit, was againt compulsory Covid vaccination, etc. His gang did indeed make negative changes – Medvedev raised the retirement age limit, they introduced a ratio of compulsory Covid vaccination of employees per employer, etc. And Putin now made indeed the big negative change of mobilization, but nobody is perfect. They shouldn’t have terminated the compulsory military service of the USSR in the first place.
The US literally stole the last election in which the stooge Yeltsin was run. The American bankers, like Larry Summers and the Harvard Endowment looted the country and enriched the dual-national oligarchs like Berezovsky and Khodorovsky who helped ship the capital of the people of the USSR to Anglo-US financial markets. Nationalism was forced upon the Russians as their defence against the predations of the US empire.
Spot on,thats why the Imperialist filth hate Putin,he isn’t the drunken arsehole Yeltsin was,the bastards loved that clown.
“Jens,” you are not writing in the normal jens holm persona style. You are operating too many troll personas. This causes your schizophrenia. Your mind will continue to irreversibly corrode even outside working hours.
Another funny strange version of the real world from thearticle writer.
Ukraine also soon will get more the french produced Ceasar.
More Ceasars in order to shell once more the maternity hospital and the civilians in Donbass???
Precision only comes from guidance. Take away the guidance.
The US, Blighty, Germany, Italy, etc ,etc, have all lost their weapons in Ukraine, so it’s only fair that Sweden and Norway should lose some of theirs.
Norway is sending its arms to the very same groups that Anders Behring Brevik, the nazi nato patsy, used to hang out with online. Maybe the Norwegians don’t give a shit?
Awesome! Russian nazis love cluster bombs 😆😆😆
That all you fuckers can do, is come on here and talk trash, Nazis are being eliminated. Keep on sending them to Bahkmut meat grinder.
it’s now a consensus here at the forum the the Ukras are the Nazis not the Russians. So fuck off son of a suka
The Bofors BONUS and Excalibur 155mm shells are both developed in Sweden . This is one thing the Swedes are good at like the AT4, NLAW and Carl Gustaf that is also Bofors products. This industry grew from the cold war an swedens then neutrality.
It started when Nazi Germany put its arms industries in “neutral” Sweden so they wouldn’t be bombed.
Nope, Swedish arms industry goes way way back into history. In 19th century Sweden was biggest exporter of cannons, for example. Ultimately it rests on the great iron deposits in Sweden.
This industry came originally from the 17th century Swedish war state. In second half it was taken over by mining and smithing companies because the art of making high quality metal had surpassed the arts of making cannon. Today however, and since 20 years, it is no longer Swedish. It has been taken over by Anglo oligarchs and the corporations and banks they use to act in the world.
.. In second half of EITEENTH CENTURY it was …
Stop whinging and take the gloves off. Manpads won’t shoot high enough to hit strategic bombers. Do what NATO does.
Many Orc invaders will be eliminated with this weapon…heheheh
Not really, you Nazi fuckers are being crushed in Bahkmut meat grinder.
Does it hurt your little feelings, that your nazi friends are beeing annihilated by Ukrainians?
Your uncles say you should go back to cock sucking instead of writing comments since you’re much better at it.
This is what everybody used to know before the US pulled the trigger on the latest phase of destabilizing Russia in January, 2022: “Neo-Nazis and the Far Right Are On the March in Ukraine” https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/neo-nazis-far-right-ukraine/
Only the severely retarded like you are unaware.
Its far worse than that,they ARE aware and support it.
Russia 🇷🇺 #1!
The entire global civilized world wants the Russian wasteland gone for good EH
Wrong. The cucklective West (40 countries) is a minority of countries on the planet (195 countries).
Weapons made in Sweden, France on the battlefield in Ukraine. This is nothing less than a full scale war taking place against Russia and over 30 NATO Globo-Homo countries. Russia is handing NATO a monumental beat down, one that NATO will never be able to recover from. The US puppet masters of course will continue the ruse and swindle the tax payers of the US and the EU and keep promoting the myth that NATO must be stronger than ever because the mighty Russian bear is moving westwards. Meanwhile the rest of the 80 percent of the world’s population has abandoned the Globo-Homo cabal and is now allied with Russia and China.
The biggest losers in this conflict after Russia wins this war is of course western Europe. Without affordable energy and resources from Russia, western Europe will become the new Eastern Europe of the 90s. Truth be told and in a way rather sad but it must be said, countries like France, Germany etc. have already been subjugated by the EU cabal. These countries have zero control over their immigration policies and most Germans and French are being exterminated genetically and being forced to interbreed. One thing is controlled, sound immigration policies which I am fully in favor of as I embrace and appreciate diversity and learning from different cultures. Another thing is the contrived manner in which the EU carries out its immigration policies to subjugate the host population.
At the end , sanctions were a ‘relative’ good thing for Russia. The “Marktbereinigung” was imposed from outside, the Russian Government didnt have to force it on its people, it came for free from above. Fäule Äpfel have been flush away the tube auf nimmerwiedersehen. One example? Sure, the corrupted Olis for example who took Russian billions and invested in other countries like London or New York, most of them (incl. Abramovich, Usmanov etc.) decided to leave Russia, good less traitors.
My friend who lives in Russia told me that citibank still there, I asked why and he said -This is a Russian company, it’s called “citibank of Russia” for a good reason. Like ALL foreign companies active in the Russia market , it needs to be registered as a Russian entity, so it’s the same with Burger King and many others. They are Russian companies, ran by Russians, paying Russian taxes. He went further and said, any person in Russia can go to the register office and open a “Macdonalds”, there is nothing in the Russian law to stop it. But the Russian owners of Mc didn’t want to do it, they thought, it’s just a name. The most important for them was not to keep the same name (this alone is not a guarantee for success), but to keep the same or better quality. Und die Rechnung ging auf: Vkusno i Tochko is successful, and even expanding to other countries like for example Belarus.
The difference is that ViT is not paying a Cent of their profit (which is growing) to the former US owners. 100% of the profit stay in Russia and are invested in the local economy. This is how “localization” is supposed to be as opposed to “globalization”. Keep the money in your own country, invest the money in your own people.
In summary Russia’s economy is booming its allies have grown exponentially from every continent in the world, all are lining up to join BRICS from Africa to South America to the Middle East. Putin has managed to bring Erdogan on his side, last week Turkey agreed to remove all troops from Syria (huge development) and Turkey knows the future is bright not with the EU rather with Russia and China instead. Putin has routed out all the filthy liberal western Globo-Homo rats that were festering in the dark waiting for the opportunity to wreak havoc in Moscow. Now with a much more united Russian population, thanks mostly to the treachery of EU leaders like Merkel and Hollande who just admitted to all Russians that they never intended to honor the Minsk Peace accords, the Russian peoole know the EU and the US can never be trusted again.
I completely agree with your statement. Like that old saying “What didn’t kill us made us stronger” and this is valid specially for the cucklective West (which does NOT represent the entire Western hemisphere) sanctions.
Totally agree with your statement that it does not represent the entire western hemisphere.
I wonder why would Russians ever trusted EU, USA, China or the Saudis: each oligarchy is about maximizing its power, destroy the other centers of power and suck their resources. Russia was targeted by Wall Street criminals since the XIX th century.
From studying Russian history, Russians by nature are the kind of people that never forget the past but they do not live by the past either. Putin genuinely attempted to leave the past behind, form an economic alliance with Germany, a nation that in WW2 killed over 20 million of his people including Putin’s own family members. Germany betrayed Russia yet again, but this time the Germany that betrayed Russia is a cucked, emasculated and fractured little Germany, unlike the powerful and united Germany of WW2. Putin is a pragmatic leader who in my opinion made a genuine effort to mend the past and move forward for the mutual benefit of all nations. As an American they tell me that I have to hang a Ukrainian flag outside my house and hate Russia, get the F43ck out of here with that BS, I’m a free thinking man and I’ll make up my own mind.
Yes, yes, it look to you like that, and you’re not completely wrong, but you urgently need to look deeper into it, and realize that they are all working together ! World War 3 is their aim.
Therefore this theater USA+EU vs. Russia. (Painting you the world in ‘black vs. white, good vs. bad etc. A childish theater to hypnotize and fool the masses to comply with the elites plan)
It’s fake. All the leaders on BOTH SIDES are buddies, often jewish themselves (see Zelensky, Duda, Ignazio Cassis, Merkel, Putin etc.) or at least members of interconnected freemason lodges. Merkel and Putin are for example both in the same lodge called “Golden Eurasia”. Check it out yourself if you do not believe me !!! Why you never inform yourself on these facts ? Is it because you are afraid to find out the truth ?
Do you really not see that Jews rule USA same as they control EU and Russia ? Just look at the names, faces, and their connections.
They do what jews always do – igniting hate and war between the none-jews and then ordering the stupid GOYIM !!! to massacre each other, while they (the jews) are earning big money from that bloodshed.
And then afterwards when again millions and millions of dead christians and maybe muslims too, will lay dead on the ground, the jews will come and tell you that they (the jews) were the main victims of all the bloodshed, that they were hunted down by the evil christians, and muslims and that now the whole world – of course has to pay trillions and quadrillions in reparations and compensations to them for all their suffering, and of course accept all the jewish new laws which allow jews to do whatever they want, and orders all none-jews be quite, take deadly “vaccines” and pay eternally to all the sorry jews who “survived” the slaughtering.
Can t you people here see it ? It is ALWAYS the same sheme they use, always the same foul play they do, always the same old trick they use. And they always have the money supply and the medias of all the involved nations under their control. That is what enables them to trick the goyim masses into the stupid World wars, mass”vaccination” (mass-euthanizing and sterilisation), mass-starvation etc. and total empoverishment.
You need to wake up, all of you and realize the real enemy !
It is not “the Russians”, “the Americans”, “the British”, “the Germans” , “the Ukrainians” , “the Chinese”, ” the Poles” etc. It is not the Eskimos, it isd also not the Spainiards or the French. It is Jews. That’s the parasites name !!!!
That’s the only real virus which has befallen earth. That’s the real absolute deadly virus which has infected and infested mankind and is eradicating whole civilizations.
Trust in Putin has reached a level of supreme confidence in Russia, everything has backfired on the LGBTQFUTOO empire of failure.
Yes, boom, trust the plan, trust Putin, trust Trump, trust Q, trust Q-anon, we have already won, the white-hats will save us all, the cabal is finished boom bam, let’s make party – and never forget, trust the plan. You people here really still fall for this cheap media propaganda bullshit ?
Guess, you fools don t even get how easy these elite psyops planners managed to fool you !
Kiev forces are still struggling to keep up with the sheer fire power of the Russian artillery while the Russian army keeps running away with sheer velocity.🤣
More gifts fot the fascist orcs.
Mr. LAVROV said British Navy took part in the planning, provision and implementation of a terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on September 26 this year – blowing up the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines,”