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BSDA 2024: Hanwha to set up Chunmoo user club and integrate new munitions into its launcher

Hanwha hopes to set up a new user club for its Chunmoo MRL, seen here as a scale model at BSDA 2024, suggesting that it expects the customer base for the system to grow. This will be aided by the integration of new munitions into the system, including the GLSDB. (Janes/Sonny Butterworth)

Hanwha is planning to set up a user club for its K239 Chunmoo multiple rocket launcher (MRL) and integrate third-party munitions into the system, Janes learnt at the Black Sea Defense and Aerospace (BSDA) 2024 exhibition held in Bucharest from 22 to 24 May.

Peter JK Bae, vice-president for business development at Hanwha Aerospace Europe, explained that this is in response to the system's growing user base, particularly in Europe. This would operate in a similar manner to the K9 self-propelled howitzer (SPH) user club, in which representatives from the different operators of the system meet to share their experience and best practices for operating it.

This follows a decision by the Polish Armaments Agency to sign a second contract for 72 K239 Chunmoo MRLs, which Poland has designated as Homar-K, on 25 April. The order also included thousands of missiles, including the 600 mm CTM-290 with a maximum range of 290 km.

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