Royal Artillery - Support To Current Operations

Support To Current Operations

All Close Support Artillery Regiments deploy to Afghanistan with the L118 Light Gun. Some convert to the Light Gun for a six month tour on Operation HERRICK and then revert back to their primary role.

5th Regiment Royal Artillery deploys a battery on operations operating and supporting all Base ISTAR equipment and LCMR radar.

32nd Regiment Royal Artillery deploys a battery on operations operating a Tactical unmmanned aerial vehicle HERMES 450.

16th Regiment Royal Artillery deploys a battery to the Falkland Islands in its primary air defence role with the Rapier missile.

47th Regiment Royal Artillery are currently equipped with the Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle and use this system on operations.

39th Regiment Royal Artillery have recently converted from the MLRS to the Guided MLRS for use on operations.

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