BAE Systems Bofors begins trials for HX2-based Archer

A Swedish BAE Systems Bofors Archer 155 mm/52 artillery system integrated onto a German Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) HX2 (8×8) platform – aimed at the export market – has begun initial firing trials at the Bofors Test Center in Karlskoga, Sweden, the company told Jane’s.

To meet potential export customer requirements, BAE Systems Bofors integrated the complete Archer elevating mass with 155 mm/52 calibre ordnance and its associated automatic ammunition handling system onto the rear of a RMMV HX2 truck. The Archer stabilisers are also fitted and are lowered to the ground on either side before firing.

An Archer 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled artillery system based on a RMMV HX2 8×8 platform.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/2020/05/19/b5946356-b1af-41a1-92c8-dc3e038ea7b5

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