BAE Systems proposed ARCHER howitzers in response to the US Army’s request to submit proposals for a 155mm wheeled artillery system. BAE Systems says it is offering ARCHER to participate in US Army’s plans to conduct a “firing” assessment early next year in Arizona.
Chris King, Director of Business Development at BAE Systems, said that the “ARCHER” system is highly mobile, mature and proven that can rapidly enter combat and strike enemy targets at long distances, with a high rate of, and is designed to fight against powerful opponents.
ARCHER can fire within 30 seconds of receiving the command, and it can then leave the firing position within 30 seconds, which reduces the enemy’s ability to respond effectively to fire, and its magazine can hold 21 rounds and can fire them all in less than three minutes. ARCHER fires BONUS anti-armor ammunition at ranges of up to 35 km. ARCHER is manufactured by BAE Systems Bofors, based in Karlskoga, Sweden..