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.

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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

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