The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released an initial request for information (RFI) for a new 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH), known as the Mobile Fires Platform (MPF), which could be introduced into service as early as 2026.
According to the RFI, the MFP will be able to deliver an all-weather, day and night, 24/7 indirect fire capability, enabling "kinetic effect" at extended range in support of the British Army's deployable warfighting division, as well as increased range and mobility for supporting Strike and armoured infantry operations.
MFP falls under the MoD's Close Support Fires Programme and has been approved for concept and assessment phases as a category A project.
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