Korea looks to expand exports to Poland

15 November 2019

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said on 14 November that it has agreed with defence representatives from Poland to explore opportunities to expand defence sales to the European country.

DAPA said in a statement that the two countries will look to facilitate South Korean exports through collaborative activities such as military research, development, and production undertaken by each other’s defence industries.

DAPA issued the statement following the third Korea-Poland joint defence industry committee meeting, which was held in Warsaw. The forum was established in 2014 through a defence memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two sides.

South Korea has previously secured two major defence export deals in Poland, and both involve the sale of Hanwha Defense’s K9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled tracked howitzer.

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