Sweden is preparing to deliver Archer 155 mm self-propelled howitzer system to Ukraine. Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet publishes information. The source claims the country is planning to give 12 of 48 Archers. According to international news, the Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry also plans weapon supply to Ukraine.
War in Ukraine turned into an artillery battle. Artillery systems provide rapid response capability to the user at a low cost. The West also supplied towed howitzers to Ukraine. But they are mostly destroyed by counter-battery fire due to long deployment times. Defenders are demanding self-propelled artillery systems after failure experiences.