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Sweden looks to boost artillery capability

5th May 2022 - 16:30 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Hampshire

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Sweden now intends to procure 72 Archers in total. (Photo: Swedish Armed Forces)

The Swedish Army has committed to additional Mjölner 120mm mortars and Archer self-propelled howitzers, and is considering acquisition of MLRS or HIMARS rocket systems.

After some years of neglect, the Swedish Army is now boosting its indirect fire capability with the acquisition for more mortars and artillery systems.

It has already taken delivery of 40 BAE Systems Hägglunds CV90s fitted with the Mjölner twin 120mm muzzle-loaded mortar. These chassis had been stored for some years following the decision not to procure the twin 120mm AMOS (Advanced Mortar System) which is now deployed by Finland on Patria AMV 8x8 platforms.

The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) recently placed an order for an additional 20 Mjölner units which will be fitted to existing CV90s currently used for other

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