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UK set to acquire Archer for interim artillery requirement

13th March 2023 - 11:50 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


The BAE Systems Bofors Archer 155mm artillery system could join the British Army's ranks as an interim capability. (Photo: BAE Systems Bofors)

The British Army is set to take between six and eight BAE Systems Bofors Archer 155mm self-propelled artillery systems to cover a capability gap caused by donating AS90 howitzers to Ukraine.

Sources have indicated to Shephard that an announcement will soon be made on a UK/Sweden government-to-government agreement under which the British Army will receive between six and eight BAE Systems Bofors Archer 155mm/52cal self-propelled (SP) artillery systems currently deployed by the Swedish Army.

When delivered, these will provide the Royal Artillery (RA) with an interim capability as a number of BAE Systems AS90 155mm/39cal SP artillery systems have been supplied to Ukraine.

BAE Systems Bofors has delivered 48 Archers to the Swedish Army based on a Volvo 6x6 all-terrain chassis.

More recently, the Swedish Defence Administration (FMV) placed a contract

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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