Project Description

The British Army uses a number of artillery systems to support UK operations, including the L118 Light Gun and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

A large artillery gun firing with smoke rising

Soldiers of the Royal Artillery are pictured firing 105mm Light Guns during an exercise. Commonly known as the ‘Gunners’, the Royal Artillery provides firepower to the British Army. They are responsible for finding the enemy using a variety of high-tech equipment and then, when required, striking them using everything from explosive shells to advanced precision rockets.

At a glance

  • The M270 MLRS, which has a crew of three gunners and moves under its own power using caterpillar tracks and provides the British Army with its deep fires capability
  • The 105mm L118 towed howitzer, otherwise known as the Light Gun, is used by parachute and commando field artillery regiments and features an automatic pointing system which enables it to be put into action within 30 seconds of being unhitched
  • The DE&S Artillery Systems Team ensures all the British Army’s artillery systems are supported and available for operations

“British Army gunners are the best in the world and they have the equipment to match – it is our privilege to be working closely with our partners at the Front Line Command to keep these important systems ready for use.”

Colonel Matt Botsford

DE&S Artillery Systems Team Leader

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