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Finland to decide on Korean artillery

19th December 2016 - 12:27 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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Finland is moving towards the acquisition of new self-propelled artillery howitzers, with a decision expected early in 2017.

The Nordic country has plans to buy several dozen 155mm/52 K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers (SPH) from the Republic of Korea and is continuing its negotiations following earlier testing.

In November, one K9 Thunder was tested by the Finnish Army (Maavoimat) during the Army Combined Fires Exercise 2016, the service’s largest live firing and leadership exercise of the year.

Responding to queries from Shephard, Artillery Inspector Colonel Pasi Pasivirta said the K9 Thunder went through a series of field tests and was crewed by

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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