2006 BAE Systems Bofors has received a contract worth SEK
40 million (US$5.5 million) from the Swedish Defence Materiel
Administration for detailed design work on the Archer self propelled,
truck based 155mm artillery gun program. The contract includes
an additional option worth up to SEK 50 million (US$6.8 million).
BAE Systems Bofors previously delivered two demonstrator guns
that are now undergoing testing by the Swedish Armed Forces.
Order of the final development of a series of 24 guns, to equip
two artillery battalions is planned for 2007-2008 with the first
delivery in 2009. Final delivery is scheduled for two years
In January 2007 BAE Systems received a SEK 100 million (US$
14 million) contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
for the next phase of the Archer program, supporting continued
development of the gun system and the product definition phase
on ammunition supply vehicle and modular charges.