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Poland to spend billions of dollars on K9 howitzers as it continues massive equipment refresh

4th December 2023 - 17:27 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


Poland has ordered Hanwha K9 howitzers. (Photo: Hanwha)

The deal between Poland and Hanwha has been valued at US$2.6 billion and is part of a larger agreement for 672 K9 howitzers and 288 Chunmoo MLRS.

South Korea’s Hanwha has signed a deal with Poland for 152 K9 howitzers, part of a massive effort by the country’s government to re-equip its forces and fully move on from legacy Cold War equipment such as Mi-series helicopters, as well as MiG and Sukhoi fighters

The contract was signed on 4 December and has been valued at KRW3.4 trillion (US$2.6 billion) with deliveries expected by 2027.

The deal was built on a framework agreement signed between Poland and Hanwha in July last year for the supply of 672 K9 howitzers and 288 Chunmoo multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). The first contract

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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