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More European interest for K9 artillery

8th February 2017 - 18:55 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Grant Turnbull in London


The small Baltic state of Estonia has become the latest European country to express interest in the K9 'Thunder' self-propelled howitzer, indicating growing popularity for the South Korean-built technology in the region.

Local reports suggest the Estonian Ministry of Defence is interested in up to 12 SPHs, though these will most likely be used examples from the Republic of Korea Army, rather than new build.

The commander of the country's defence forces will be in Seoul next week to begin talks on the potential acquisition, which could cost Estonia in the region of €2-3 million per unit. That figure,

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

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

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