Sweden Orders ARCHER Artillery Systems for $500M

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 09:32 AM, September 14, 2023
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Sweden Orders ARCHER Artillery Systems for $500M
ARCHER Mobile Howitzer

BAE Systems secured an agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) valued at around $500 million, entailing the delivery of 48 new ARCHER artillery systems to bolster the Swedish Army's capabilities.

The ARCHER mobile artillery system, designed and produced by BAE Systems Bofors in Sweden, is already in service in the Swedish Army and has achieved the highest technical and manufacturing readiness levels. The 48 new systems covered by this contract will be built on a Rheinmetall MAN military vehicle, RMMV HX2 8x8, and first delivery to the Swedish Army will be in 2025.

ARCHER can fire the BONUS anti-armor munition up to 35km, conventional munitions up to 40km, and the precision-guided munition Excalibur in excess of 50km. The automated magazines can hold a mix of different ammunition types and modular charges needed to support any mission.

In addition to the Swedish Army, the United Kingdom has selected the ARCHER for its interim artillery requirement. Sweden has also donated ARCHER to Ukraine, and the system has been down-selected in Switzerland’s procurement of new artillery.

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