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AUSA 2021: Archer completes US Army shoot-off evaluation

12th October 2021 - 14:46 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Washington DC

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Archer successfully completed tests at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. (Photo: BAE Systems)

Archer is a fully automated mobile weapon system that provides highly responsive and versatile fire support to troops in combat.

In analysing whether to add a wheeled capability to its arsenal, the US Army conducted a shoot-off evaluation with the BAE Systems 155mm Archer wheeled howitzer system

The company announced on 11 October that the system successfully completed testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

Archer is a fully automated mobile weapon system that provides highly responsive and versatile fire support to troops in combat. In the evaluation, it fired about 450 rounds, including bursts of six to 12 rounds, and up to as many as eight rounds per minute, during various tests under different conditions.

The shoot-off included charge

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