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South Korea looks to secure K9 deal in Czech Republic

22 September 2017

South Korea and the Czech Republic have agreed to expand defence trade and industrial ties, the ministry of foreign affairs in Seoul announced on 21 September.

According to the ministry, the two countries will soon hold talks on defence industrial collaboration and seek to advance discussions in relation to a potential export of Hanwha Techwin’s K9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled howitzer.

The ministry indicated that should a contract be signed on the K9, Hanwha Techwin would collaborate with local companies in the Czech Republic on building and maintaining the system.

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