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Norway selects Korean K9, boosting Euro prospects further

20th December 2017 - 16:57 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


South Korean company Hanwha Techwin has notched up yet another order for its K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer (SPH) in Europe, with Norway announcing its intention to purchase the weapon system.

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency announced on 20 December that it had signed a contract for 24 of the 155mm/52cal systems, with an option for an additional 24. The contract value is worth 1.8 billion kr ($215 million).

A technical centre will also be established with Hanwha Techwin providing test equipment, training materials and technical knowledge.

The 24 K9 Thunders significantly bolster the Norwegian armed force’s tracked SPH capability, which

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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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