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DSEI 2021: Hanwha eyes larger share of European market

9th September 2021 - 02:00 GMT | by Samuel Beal in London

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K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer. (Photo: Hanwha Defense)

Hanwha Defense of South Korea has an eye on the future Mobile Fires Platform for the British Army as it prepares to exhibit at DSEI 2021.

Hanwha Defense is angling for a role in the Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) programme which was highlighted in the UK MoD Command Paper earlier this year, company executives told Shephard in an exclusive interview before DSEI 2021.

‘We would like to meet some local industrial potential partners to make a bid together with UK industry. That is one of the main objectives [at the show],’ said Pasi Pasivirta, European business development director for the South Korean company.

In the Command Paper, the MoD pledged investment of more than £800 million ($1.1 billion) over the next ten years on an automated

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