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Britain agrees with Sweden to buy 14 Archer air defense systems

Mar 29, 2023

On Wednesday, the Ministers of Defense of the United Kingdom and Sweden, Ben Wallace and Paul Johnson, confirmed London's intention to purchase fourteen Swedish Archer self-propelled artillery systems to replace the equipment provided to Ukraine.

This was announced by the press service of the British Ministry of Defense.

During his visit to London, Jonson signed a letter of intent for a new contract to supply 14 Swedish-made Archer self-propelled artillery systems to the British Army, which was announced earlier in March.

"The acquisition of the Archer also allows the UK to support Ukraine by providing AS90 self-propelled guns to replace them until the arrival of the Artillery Mobile Fire Platform later this decade," the statement said.

The UK also announced the signing of a contract worth almost five million pounds to replenish the stockpile of weapons provided to Ukraine with Carl-Gustaf M4 rifles manufactured by the Swedish company Saab.

Author - Olena Madiak, 29/03/2023

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