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UK inks agreement for Swedish Archer guns and buys Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifles

30th March 2023 - 10:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


The Carl-Gustaf can fire a range of 84mm projectiles, including anti-armour and anti-structure munitions. (Photo: Saab)

The defence ministers of the UK and Sweden have signed a letter of intent for a contract to supply the British Army with 14 Archer self-propelled guns and announced a deal for Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifles.

The UK MoD previously confirmed that it had selected Archer as an interim replacement for AS90 Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPH) donated to Ukraine.

In London, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and his Swedish counterpart signed the Archer agreement and discussed future collaboration between the UK and Sweden.

Following discussions between the two ministers, the UK said it would continue to support Sweden's bid to enter NATO and work together to ensure support for Ukraine.

The UK has ordered Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifles worth nearly £5 million from Saab to replenish munitions gifted to Ukraine.

The deal includes weapon systems, sights, ammunition

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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