Military Photo: Archer Mobile Howitzer

Posted: 02/06/2024

The Archer fires a 155mm round during a training exercise in Sweden. Soldiers from the British Army’s Royal School of Artillery are learning what it takes to operate the Archer Mobile Howitzer. On the snowy, frozen military training area of Boden, Swedish Lapland, the British Army gunners have been putting their theory into practice, firing the modern artillery platform for the first time. Following the granting-in-kind of 32 AS90 self-propelled guns to Ukraine, Archer was procured from the Swedish Government as an interim solution for the gap created in the Army’s 155mm Close Support capability. The purchase included logistic support containers, an initial ammunition suite, support, and training package. The Swedish Artillery School provided a 14-week T3 ‘train the trainer’ course, training will start on the next generation of wheeled artillery systems this spring and will be fired in the UK next summer. Photo by Sgt Robert Weideman, RLC UK MOD © Crown copyright 2024

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