Sweden is arming itself with heavy weapons in the south

Published 14 May 2022 at 18.25

Sweden is currently preparing with the re-establishment of an air flotilla and five regiments.

Artillery units have not been trained in southern Sweden since 2005. But since 2021, it has happened again, including at Noraskog’s company, which is part of Skaraborg’s regiment.

The building up of artillery capability in southern Sweden is underway as Noraskog has begun training conscripts. The company started in 2021 and no later than 2024, the training will be moved to the future Bergslagen’s artillery regiment A 9 in Kristinehamn.

During the exercise Spring Fire 2022, a complete but reduced artillery battalion is now training with employed soldiers from the A 8 and conscripts from Noraskog’s company. Among other things, the Archer system is practiced, a Swedish-made artillery piece with a range of a little incredible 60 km.

Archer’s good firing performance together with short regrouping times enables a combat technology that greatly increases the survival rate of the piece system, while at the same time delivering effect at the target quickly after orders for fire have been received.

During Våreld’s first week, the artillery battalion has, among other things, been on Skillingaryd’s firing range and carried out sniping with Archer. Grenade launcher platoon and fire command groups also participated, which provided training for the ability “indirect fire”, according to information on the Armed Forces’ website.

Source: Fria Tider by www.friatider.se.

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