On the occasion of the Eurosatory 2022 exhibition, the director of the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, signed with Lena Gillström, executive director of BAE, a letter of intent relating to the acquisition, by 2025, of 24 mounted self-propelled guns of 155 mm Archer to equip a third artillery battalion of the Swedish Army, which already has 48 of these systems. This contract, under discussion since 2020, is part of the renewed effort of the Swedish authorities to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the country's armed forces, but also to integrate with NATO standards, with a defense effort which will be reduced from 1,3% of GDP today to 2% in 2028, after having reached a low of 0,9% of GDP in 2015.
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