The 155-mm / 52 calibration systems on the wheel chassis were manufactured by BAE Systems Bofors under a contract from 2009. In total, according to the contract, 24 of such systems will be manufactured.
The first production models of ACS should have been received by the customer back in 2012. However, due to the protracted work to eliminate the drawbacks of the tool and the production difficulties encountered by a number of the company's subcontractors, delivery times had to be significantly shifted (the first 4 pre-series systems were transferred to the shelf at the end of 2013 g).
"This event marks the actual restoration of the field artillery of the Swedish army, since the delays in the supply of Archer self-propelled artillery systems led to a curious situation: for a long time the Swedish ground forces did not have a single field artillery in service, since at the end of 2011, the last 155-mm / 39 towed howitzer Bofors FH77B ”, - the author notes.
The contract is expected to be fully completed by the end of 2017.