BAE Systems to supply 48 Archer artillery systems to the Swedish Army

The contract is  worth approximately $500 million

BAE Systems to supply 48 Archer artillery systems to the Swedish Army

Photo: BAE Systems website

BAE Systems announced last week that it signed a contract with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) worth approximately $500 million for 48 new ARCHER artillery systems for the Swedish Army. The first delivery to the Swedish Army will be in 2025.

The ARCHER mobile artillery system, designed and produced by BAE Systems Bofors in Sweden, is already in service in the Swedish Army and has achieved the highest technical and manufacturing readiness levels.
According to AE Systems, ARCHER can fire the BONUS anti-armor munition up to 35km, conventional munitions up to 40km, and the precision-guided munition Excalibur in excess of 50km. The automated magazines can hold a mix of different ammunition types and modular charges needed to support any mission.

In addition to the Swedish Army, the United Kingdom has selected the ARCHER for its interim artillery requirement. Sweden has also donated ARCHER to Ukraine, and the system has been down-selected in Switzerland’s procurement of new artillery.

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