South Korean group Hanwha has confirmed an export order from Norway to supply its K9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled tracked howitzer under a contract worth KRW245.2 billion (USD227 million).
Hanwha said in a statement on 21 December that the contract, signed a day earlier in Oslo, featured the delivery of 24 K9 systems and six K10 ammunition resupply vehicles by 2020. The contract also includes logistics support, which will be provided by a newly established technical workshop in Norway.
Hanwha attributed the contract to the South Korean government’s strategy to support domestic defence firms in international markets. Hanwha said the deal represented its third K9 export order in 2017, with the total value of these contracts reaching about USD720 million.
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