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Bombkapsel 90 (BK90) is the Swedish Air Force's nomenclature for a gliding stand-off submunitions dispenser, or cluster bomb, with 72 submunitions. It is manufactured by DaimlerChrysler Aerospace in Germany by the name of DWS 24 - Dispenser Weapon System 24 barrels. The BK90 is also commonly known as DWS 39 Mjölner because it was intended for use with the Saab JAS 39 Gripen.[1] In the future it could be also integrated on the Eurofighter Typhoon[2]. Its design is very similar to that of the AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon.

It is currently in service with the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen aircraft, but might be withdrawn, since the then defence minister said that BK90 is an exception, after the government of Sweden decided to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions banning the use of BK90.



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