The Royal Artillery has a future requirement for a Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) to replace the currently deployed tracked 155mm/39 calibre AS90 self-propelled artillery system. It will be issued to four Close Support Regiments, with a total of 135 units required. The MFP includes a training solution for the operators, including the driver, and a support solution.
The ammunition, charges limber and fire control system are separate projects within the Close Support Fires Programme. This programme is still in its early stages and could be a tracked or wheeled solution, with Initial Gate 2021, Main Gate 2024 and initial operational capability around 2026.