Swedish Ministry Of Defense To Provide Ukraine With 12 Archer Self-propelled Howitzers
On 31 August 2022, Sweden’s overseas minister Ann Linde introduced Sweden was evaluating sending Archer Artillery System self-propelled howitzers, RBS70 man-portable air protection missile programs, and different army gear to Ukraine. to Ukraine. On 25 October 2022 the evaluation by the Swedish Ministry Of Protection was full, concluding that Sweden may spare 12 Archer programs. The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported that that the Swedish Ministry Of Protection has submitted a report back to the federal government that they might present 12 of their 48 Archer 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine.
The Archer Artillery System, or Archer – FH77BW L52, or Artillerisystem 08 is a self-propelled gun system for Sweden and Norway. The center 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. Operators management the whole gun system in any climate from the security of the armored automobile cabin which is fitted with bullet and fragmentation-proof home windows. The cabin seats as much as 4 personnel. The howitzer is operated by three or 4 crew however will be run by a single operator. The system additionally features a munition service consisting of a detachable, modified customary container mounted on a ballistic-proofed all-terrain lorry.
The automobile can attain road-speeds of as much as 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph), is able to traversing snow as much as a depth of 1 metre (3.3 ft), is rail transportable and will be air-transported in C-17 or A400M plane. A big hydraulically operated stabilizer is put in within the rear of the chassis and is lowered with the automobile within the chosen firing place. The preliminary deployment time and the redeployment occasions lower than 30 seconds. The system offers precision strike and excessive sustained firepower for assist and for deep firing operations with greater than 25 t of ammunition per gun and 24-hour operation. The howitzer has a steady fireplace fee of 75 rounds per hour, an intensive fireplace fee of 20 rounds in 2.5 minutes, and a salvo fireplace fee of three rounds in 15 seconds. Direct-sighting can be utilized for goal ranges as much as 2,000 metres (2,200 yd).
The automobile carries 21 155mm projectiles within the totally computerized journal. Reloading the journal from the accompanying munitions service takes about 10 minutes utilizing the purpose-built lifting gadget. The howitzer can use NATO modular fees or Bofors Uniflex 2 modular fees. The Uniflex 2IM modular cost system consists of two sizes of flamable cost circumstances; one full-size and one half-size case, each full of the identical sort of insensitive guanylurea dinitramide (GuDN) propellant. The modular cost system permits a number of increments of cost to be obtainable and will increase the gun system’s a number of rounds simultaneous affect (MRSI) functionality and good vary overlap between the increments. With BAE Bofors/Nexter Bonus rounds the vary is 35 kilometres (22 mi). The vary of the gun is prolonged to 60 kilometres (37 mi) with the precision-guided Raytheon/Bofors M982 Excalibur spherical.
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