The Swedish Protection Materiel Administration (FMV) has commissioned Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to produce an additional cabin for the Swedish Military’s Archer self-propelled howitzer egress coach, increasing use of the KMW system already utilized by CV90 armoured automobile crews.. The contract signing came about on the Interservice / Trade Coaching, Simulation and Training Convention (I/ITSEC) in Orlando/Florida. The coaching unit developed by KMW is able to accommodating specifically manufactured automobile cabins and simulating rollovers. This enables the crew to coach egress whereas the automobile is in varied orientations.

Elements of the contract embrace the event, manufacture, and integration of an interchangeable ARCHER artillery system cabin for the prevailing system and an choice for added automobile cabins. The ARCHER interchangeable cabin will likely be manufactured by Swedish companion W5 Options and is predicted to be delivered by the tip of 2024. The Swedish Military presently has a complete of three automobile egress coach techniques with which it trains egress from CV90 cabins.


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann’s rollover and exit coach. (Photograph by KMW)

The Archer Artillery System, or Archer – FH77BW L52, or Artillerisystem 08 is a self-propelled gun system for Sweden and Norway. The guts of the system is a completely automated 155 mm/L52 gun howitzer and a M151 Protector distant managed weapon station mounted on a modified 6×6 chassis of the Volvo A30D, all-terrain articulated hauler. The crew and engine compartment is armoured and the cab is fitted with bullet and fragmentation-resistant home windows. The system additionally contains an ammunition resupply automobile, a assist automobile, BONUS submunitions and M982 Excalibur guided projectiles.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is Europe’s main supplier of on-site providers for army automobiles, coaching techniques and simulators. The corporate provides spare components provide, restore and upkeep, thus making certain most availability of the mission automobiles; at house or on deployment overseas. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann provides a practical simulation of customer-specific command and management techniques which is built-in into the weapon system’s logic. Communication and decision-making are main abilities which have to be practised for using these techniques.