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Rheinmetall to supply 8×8 trucks for Swedish Archer artillery systems

Rheinmetall has been contracted by BAE Systems Bofors to deliver 48 all-terrain HX Cab Chassis as carriers for the Swedish Army’s Archer artillery system.

The contract, which was concluded in March 2024, has a volume of around €71 million. Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2024 and to be completed by the end of 2027.

The order includes not only the vehicles but also additional service and maintenance.

The robust HX vehicles are specially designed for a 155mm wheeled howitzer, able to withstand the pressure wave when firing and providing high off-road mobility.

The hardened Rheinmetall integrated armoured cabin significantly enhances crew protection in high-risk scenarios. This contract marks the first integration of the Archer system on the HX truck family.

The high-mobility trucks from RMMV’s HX2 series are already in service with the Swedish armed forces in significant numbers. They are used as logistics trucks and carrier vehicles for the Patriot air defence missile system.

The HX vehicle family’s ‘family concept’ allows for seamless integration of the new artillery system into the existing logistics of the Swedish armed forces.

The Archer wheeled artillery system is currently being used by the Swedish Armed Forces on a 6×6 platform, which will now be replaced by the new HX-8×8 systems.

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