Infantry Weapons

Hanwha Defense awarded contract for additional K55A1 SPHs for RoKA

30 December 2019

Hanwha Defense announced on 30 December that it was awarded a USD119 million contract for the production for the fifth batch of K55A1s for the RoKA. Source: Hanwha Defense

South Korean company Hanwha Defense announced on 30 December that it has been awarded a KRW137.4 billion (USD119 million) contract for the production of the fifth batch of K55A1155 mm tracked self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) for the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA).

The company stated that the contract, which was signed with South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), is expected to be completed by 30 October 2022, according to local media.

The number of K55A1s set to be handed over to RoKA under the latest contract was not disclosed.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to Jane's unrivalled data and insight, learn more about our subscription options at

(114 of 180 words)