The British Army uses a number of artillery systems to support UK operations, including the L118 Light Gun and the AS90 self-propelled gun.
At a glance
- The heavyweight 155mm AS90, which has a crew of five gunners and moves under its own power using caterpillar tracks, is used by the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery.
- 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.