A Giant 155 mm Howitzer Strapped to a Truck – Archer Artillery System
The Archer Artillery System is a self-propelled artillery mechanism armed with a powerful 155-millimeter howitzer capable of a range of 50 kilometers. Conceived in the last years of the Cold War, the ARCHER system was so ahead of its time that its development could not be undertaken until decades later.
The Swedish military consistently explored the concept for several years, but the promise of a more advanced mobile firepower system did not materialize until the late 2000s.
Developed by BAE Systems, ARCHER provides precision strikes and high sustained firepower, which are extremely useful for traditional fire support roles or modern peacekeeping missions. At 70 kilometers per hour, the wheeled artillery platform covers strategic, operational, and tactical mobility tasks indistinctly.
With its newest version launched in 2019, ARCHER is finally ready to join NATO’s and the world’s top militaries.