According to a press release from the company, a brand-new shipment of 18 K9 Self-Propelled Howitzers left a Hanwha Aerospace production facility in Changwon for Poland.
“This the first batch of K9s being shipped to Poland after the arrival of a batch of 48 K9 howitzers late last year and earlier this year,” the news release says.
As noted by the company, this endeavor marks another significant step in delivering top-notch artillery systems to the Polish Army, as per a 2022 executive contract for a total of 212 K9 howitzers.
The 155mm/52-calibre K9 Thunder is the world’s most popular ed self-propelled gun with over 1,700 units are already in service with nine countries. The howitzer can iver consistent, accurate, rapid effects at +40km range with high rates and volumes of fire.
In particular, the K9 is optimized for “Shoot-and-Scoot” capability to fire multiple rounds and immediately move to a different location to a potential counter-fire. The K9PL is d on the K9A1 iant that features improvements such as automatic fire control, driver night vision periscopes, and auxiliary power units.
Hanwha Aerospace, committed to meeting production and delivery schedules, has made substantial progress by doubling its K9 production lines.
— Defensehere (@defensehere_en) October 25, 2023