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K9 SPH gains its first African customer

2nd February 2022 - 01:07 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Egypt is the eighth nation to order the K9 from Hanwha Defense. It has signed up for dozens of these 155mm SPHs. (Gordon Arthur)

The K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer has achieved its largest export sale to date, with the Egyptian Army lodging a large order.

Egypt has signed a deal, one worth more than KRW2 trillion (approximately $1.7 billion), for K9 Thunder 155mm SPHs as well as support equipment such as K10 ammunition resupply vehicles and K11 fire direction control vehicles from South Korea.

The contract was signed on 1 February, after South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Cairo last month. His visit was credited as having engendered enough momentum to conclude this government-to-government deal.

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) stated, ‘The latest deal is the first export of the K9 self-propelled howitzer to Africa, following the artillery’s successful exports to European and

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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