11 Dec 2023
Babcock part of BAE Systems team for the UK’s future artillery programme
We’re teaming with BAE Systems and RBSL to develop the ARCHER wheeled mobile artillery system for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the replacement for the British Army’s legacy AS90.
From our production facilities in Devonport and Walsall, we will use our significant vehicle manufacturing and maintenance capabilities to consolidate the Archer superstructure and ammunition resupply system.
Chris Spicer, Managing Director of Engineering & Systems Integration at Babcock said, “In line with the MOD’s Land Industrial Strategy, Babcock is pleased to be working with BAE Systems to bring to the UK and the British Army this market-leading capability. Our skilled teams and facilities in the South-West and West Midlands will deliver important elements of the engineering expertise, system integration and innovative technology required for system assembly that will enable the Archer Artillery Alliance to provide the British Army with this exciting capability.”
ARCHER is a fully automated artillery system, purpose-built to keep pace with fast-moving land forces. It is designed for rapid deployment to quickly respond to threats and deliver superior mobility, lethality, and survivability.
This strategic relationship between BAE Systems, Babcock and RBSL brings together some of the largest and most experienced British defence companies to deliver the UK’s most critical artillery programme in a generation.