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ARCHER Mobile Howitzer

Archer, FH77BW
A mobile 155mm howitzer that needs less than 30 seconds to spring into action and fire – and only 30 more to be on its way.
The new FH 77 BW L52 howitzer has a state-of-the-art tactical and technical performance.

The range is 40 km with conventional 155mm ammunition and 60 km with precision guided munitions like the M982 Excalibur. ARCHER carries 21 complete rounds ready to fire in fully automated magazines.

The entire gun system is controlled by operators from the armoured cabin. Thus no personnel outside the cabin during firing. ARCHER can be operated by one person, but the cabin has four workspaces. A standard team consists of the gun commander, the gun operator and the driver.

ARCHER has a road-speed of up to 70 km/h and can be air-transported by A 400 M

From being on the run it takes less than 30 seconds to receive a call for fire, stop, get into action and fire the first round. When the mission is accomplished it takes less than 30 seconds to get out of action and being on the move again.

Performance:

Salvo: 3 rounds in15 seconds.
Intensive fire: 20 rounds (a full magazine) in 2.5 minutes.

•    Continuous fire: 75 rounds an hour
•    Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact, MRSI, up to 6 rounds
•    Direct-sighting for ranges up to 2,000 metres
•    Secondary weaponry: Grenade launcher or machine gun
•    Mobility in snow up to 100 cm
•    Maximum road speed: 70 km/h
•    Transportable by rail in accordance with the European profile
•    Transportable by air with, among others, A 400 M and C17
•    Armouring equivalent to a tracked armoured vehicle
•    Integrated command, fire control and communication system with internal fire control. - See more at: http://stage996.dmp.us.baesystems.com:7777/product/BAES_051839/archer---power-under-pressure?_afrLoop=13313365320922000&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=r37l4vjcy_1#!%40%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dr37l4vjcy_1%26_afrLoop%3D13313365320922000%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D1a0a1
The new FH 77 BW L52 howitzer has a state-of-the-art tactical and technical performance.

The range is 40 km with conventional 155mm ammunition and 60 km with precision guided munitions like the M982 Excalibur. ARCHER carries 21 complete rounds ready to fire in fully automated magazines.

The entire gun system is controlled by operators from the armoured cabin. Thus no personnel outside the cabin during firing. ARCHER can be operated by one person, but the cabin has four workspaces. A standard team consists of the gun commander, the gun operator and the driver.

ARCHER has a road-speed of up to 70 km/h and can be air-transported by A 400 M

From being on the run it takes less than 30 seconds to receive a call for fire, stop, get into action and fire the first round. When the mission is accomplished it takes less than 30 seconds to get out of action and being on the move again.

Performance:

Salvo: 3 rounds in15 seconds.
Intensive fire: 20 rounds (a full magazine) in 2.5 minutes.

•    Continuous fire: 75 rounds an hour
•    Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact, MRSI, up to 6 rounds
•    Direct-sighting for ranges up to 2,000 metres
•    Secondary weaponry: Grenade launcher or machine gun
•    Mobility in snow up to 100 cm
•    Maximum road speed: 70 km/h
•    Transportable by rail in accordance with the European profile
•    Transportable by air with, among others, A 400 M and C17
•    Armouring equivalent to a tracked armoured vehicle
•    Integrated command, fire control and communication system with internal fire control. - See more at: http://stage996.dmp.us.baesystems.com:7777/product/BAES_051839/archer---power-under-pressure?_afrLoop=13313365320922000&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=r37l4vjcy_1#!%40%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dr37l4vjcy_1%26_afrLoop%3D13313365320922000%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D1a0a1buuvs_9
The new FH 77 BW L52 howitzer has a state-of-the-art tactical and technical performance.

The range is 40 km with conventional 155mm ammunition and 60 km with precision guided munitions like the M982 Excalibur. ARCHER carries 21 complete rounds ready to fire in fully automated magazines.

The entire gun system is controlled by operators from the armoured cabin. Thus no personnel outside the cabin during firing. ARCHER can be operated by one person, but the cabin has four workspaces. A standard team consists of the gun commander, the gun operator and the driver.

ARCHER has a road-speed of up to 70 km/h and can be air-transported by A 400 M

From being on the run it takes less than 30 seconds to receive a call for fire, stop, get into action and fire the first round. When the mission is accomplished it takes less than 30 seconds to get out of action and being on the move again.

Performance:

Salvo: 3 rounds in15 seconds.
Intensive fire: 20 rounds (a full magazine) in 2.5 minutes.

•    Continuous fire: 75 rounds an hour
•    Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact, MRSI, up to 6 rounds
•    Direct-sighting for ranges up to 2,000 metres
•    Secondary weaponry: Grenade launcher or machine gun
•    Mobility in snow up to 100 cm
•    Maximum road speed: 70 km/h
•    Transportable by rail in accordance with the European profile
•    Transportable by air with, among others, A 400 M and C17
•    Armouring equivalent to a tracked armoured vehicle
•    Integrated command, fire control and communication system with internal fire control. - See more at: http://stage996.dmp.us.baesystems.com:7777/product/BAES_051839/archer---power-under-pressure?_afrLoop=13313365320922000&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=r37l4vjcy_1#!%40%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dr37l4vjcy_1%26_afrLoop%3D13313365320922000%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D1a0a1buuvs_9
 
The BAE Systems long-range ARCHER self-propelled howitzer adds essential speed, mobility, and intense rates of fire to support ground troops. ARCHER needs less than 30 seconds from the time the operators receive a call for fire to stop the vehicle, position for action, and fire the first round. And then less than 30 seconds after the mission is accomplished, ARCHER is on the move again.

With a road-speed of up to 45mph or 70km/h, the ARCHER system has been specially developed for mobility in the most difficult terrain. Rounds can be fired at distances up to 40km with conventional 155mm ammunition and 60 km with precision guided munitions including the Excalibur.  ARCHER carries 21 complete rounds, which can all be fired in 2.5 minutes, from fully automated magazines.

Operators control the entire gun system from the safety of ARCHER’s armored cabin. The cabin offers four workspaces, but the system requires only one person for operations. A standard ARCHER team would consist of the gun commander, gun operator and driver.  The complete system can be transported by aircraft such as the C17 and A400M “Atlas.”