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Eurosatory 2022: Sweden receives final batch of Archers and plans to order more

16th June 2022 - 13:30 GMT | by Samuel Beal in Paris

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Archer SPH on display at Eurosatory 2022. (Photo: Samuel Beal)

BAE Systems Bofors confirmed at Eurosatory 2022 that it is working to supply more Archer SPHs to Sweden.

BAE Systems Bofors announced during Eurosatory 2022 in Paris on 13-17 June that it has delivered the final batch of its 48 Archer wheeled self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) to the Swedish armed forces, with plans in place to provide more.

Built on a Volvo A30D 6x6 all-terrain chassis, the 155mm SPH boasts a fully automatic loading system of 21 ready-to-fire munitions, with 20 additional shells carried in the vehicle.

Archer entered service with the Swedish Army in 2016.

‘We are currently working on a plan [with Sweden] to increase the quantity of Archers,’ BAE Systems Bofors programme manager Mikael Take told Shephard on 14

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