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Sweden’s Archer Self-Propelled Artillery Project

Sweden’s Archer Self-Propelled Artillery Project

Bofors Archer system (click to view full) BAE Systems Bofors' Archer is a light, air-portable, and highly automated 155/52 light mobile artillery system. Archer began as a Swedish project, administered by their FMV procurement agency. Funding was provided for system...

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JAGM: Joint Air-Ground Missile Again

JAGM: Joint Air-Ground Missile Again

A recent decision by the Pentagon to cut the Joint Common Missile (JCM) program in order to fund operations in Iraq has triggered a counter-campaign by Alabama Senators and Representatives, and created a controversy over the future of the program. In May 2004, Lockheed Martin was picked over Raytheon and Boeing-Northrop Grumman teams to conduct JCM’s four-year system development and demonstration (SDD) phase, which was to be worth as much as $1.6 billion. The long-term U.S. production estimate of 54,000 missiles would have brought the program to $5 billion, and the United Kingdom had expressed interest in the new weapon and participated in the development process. Canceling the Army-led JCM will save about $2.4 billion over the next six years.

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