Today, we’re going to discuss about a modern self-propelled artillery weapon used by British Army, AS90 Braveheart self-propelled howitzer. AS90 Braveheart self-propelled artillery system is a tracked self-propelled howitzer manufactured by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering (VSEL), subsidiary company of the British Company BAE Systems. The abbreviation AS90 itself stands for Artillery System for the 1990s, with an official name “Gun Equipment, 155 mm L131”.
This self-propelled artillery system evolved from the international SP-70 program which was cancelled due to funding issue and was developed as a replacement for the FV433 Abbot and the US M109 self-propelled howitzers. The project of this weapon was finished in March 1985, and it was first deployed by the British Army in 1992.
Also, in mid-1992, the AS90 system was adopted by Poland to be their new 155 mm self-propelled howitzer to support Polish Army.