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Hanwha Defense of South Korea will deliver K9A1 – K10 – K11 artillery vehicles to Egypt | Defense News February 2022 Global Security Army Industry | Defense Security world news army industry year 2022


According to information released by the South Korean company Hanwha Defense on February 3, 2022, the Army Recognition editorial staff presents all the artillery vehicles that Hanwha Defense will deliver to the Egyptian armed forces according to the contract signed with Egypt worth 1.7 billion dollars including hundreds of K9A1 155 mm self-propelled howitzers, K10 ARV ammunition supply vehicles and K11 fire direction control vehicles also based on the K9 tracked armored chassis.
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Hanwha Defense of South Korea will deliver K9A1 155mm self-propelled howitzers, K10 ARV ammunition supply vehicles and K11 fire direction control vehicles to the Egyptian Armed Forces.


Under the contract, Hanwha Defense is expected to deliver the first batch of K9A1 EGY before 2025, with the rest to be produced at Military Factory 200 in Egypt through technology transfer. Additionally, Hanwha Defense is committed to providing a variety of support programs, including user training and organizational/field/depot maintenance. The agreement is the largest in the export scale of the K9 artillery solution, which has already been adopted by eight countries around the world.

In particular, the latest K9 agreement marked the first export of a naval variant of the K9, proving the versatile operational capability of tracked artillery. The Egyptian Navy had long sought to acquire the K9 as an anti-access/area denial weapon system, and the K9 successfully proved its access-denial capability by hitting targets precisely at sea during tests and ratings in 2017.

Developed in 1998 by the National Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Hanwha Defense, the K9 SPH is South Korea’s flagship weapon system and holds a dominant position in the global SPH (Self- Propelled Howitzer). Since 2001, the K9 solution has been adopted by seven nations _ Turkey, Poland, India, Finland, Norway, Estonia and Australia _ through different types of contracts, such as product delivery finishes, technology transfer, local production, in a way to best meet the requirements of client nations.

the K9 is equipped with a 155 mm/52 caliber gun designed to meet the tactical concept of “Shoot & Scoot”. Simply put, Shoot & Scoot means a weapon moves to a firing position, completes a mission, and then leaves the position before an enemy can counter it. It has a maximum firing range of 40 kilometers Equipped with an automatic fire control system, the howitzer can fire in 30 seconds when stationary and 60 seconds on the move, with a maximum rate of fire of six to eight rounds per minute.

the K10 ARV Ammunition Supply Vehicle is the world’s first automated robotic ammo carrier operational in conjunction with the K9. The vehicle carries a total of 104 rounds and has the same mobility as the K9.

The K11 fire direction control vehicle is a new vehicle that will be developed for the Egyptian army. Utilizing the K9 chassis, the command post vehicle will be equipped with a range of high-tech sensors and communications equipment in accordance with the operational requirements of the Egyptian Army and Navy.


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155 mm K9A1 self-propelled howitzer based on a tracked armored chassis. (Image source Army Recognition)


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ARV K10 ammunition supply artillery vehicles based on the K9 tracked armored chassis. (Image source Army Recognition)


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K11 Fire Direction Control artillery vehicle based on K9 tracked armored chassis. (Image source Hanwha Defense)