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Estonia and Finland will buy South Korean self-propelled guns K9

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The Estonian Defense Ministry has decided to join the Finnish Defense Ministry to jointly implement the program for the purchase of 155-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 "Thunder" by the South Korean company Hanwha Techwin, reports TSAMTO.

Estonia and Finland will buy South Korean self-propelled guns K9


The proposal to the Estonian Defense Ministry to take part in the project was made by the Minister of Defense of Finland Jussi Niiniste.

"The new weapon system will significantly expand the combat capabilities of the country's land forces artillery," - said Minister of Defense of Estonia Margus Tsahkna.

According to the plans, howitzers will be delivered to Estonia by 2021. The defense ministry expects to purchase at least 12 K9 units.

The negotiations with the Republic of Korea on the procurement of self-propelled artillery systems and related equipment began in July 2016. The Defense Ministry found it expedient to acquire 155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzers K9 "Thunder" from the Armed Forces of South Korea. The implementation of the program will update the fleet of outdated artillery systems over the next 10 years.

Help edition: The K9 Thunder is the 155-mm self-propelled self-propelled howitzer equipped with an MTU MT881 Ka 500 V8 1000 hp MTU developed by the South Korean Samsung Techchin. and the Allison transmission. Maximum speed - 67 km / h, the calculation of the installation - 5 man, ammunition transportable - 48 ammunition. SG can perform an 15 shot within 3 seconds, and ammunition will hit the target simultaneously (firing mode MRSI). Maximum rate of fire - 6-8 rds / min. for 3 min., standard - 2-3 rds / min. In one hour. The firing range is 8-40 km, power reserve is 450 km. ”
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 9 February 2017 10: 51
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    Estonian Ministry of Defense
    But where and why? Hide through forests and swamps? bully
    1. Scoun
      Scoun 9 February 2017 11: 12
      +2
      Quote: aszzz888
      Estonian Ministry of Defense
      But where and why? Hide through forests and swamps? bully

      In today's world ... they just wasted their money.
      The only option is if they want to fight among themselves. with Lithuania, Latvia ... four great power countries with imper thinking))))
      Although it seems to me they plan to capture the fertile lands of Ukraine. )))
      There are still options and people))
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 9 February 2017 11: 29
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        Scoun
        In today's world ... they just wasted their money.


        Well, they don’t peck at their money! But the Baltic states will not fight with each other. Not yet.
    2. just exp
      just exp 9 February 2017 11: 26
      +2
      here you can see the discord with the deutsche went, the bolts then masturbated on the Pz2000, and then they took it and bought K9.
      1. cake
        cake 9 February 2017 11: 53
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        K9 is better than Pz2000.
        1. Meliodous
          Meliodous 9 February 2017 13: 35
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          better not better, but certainly cheaper
        2. just exp
          just exp 9 February 2017 17: 36
          +1
          and what is better? and it’s kind of like German is considered the best in the world.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 9 February 2017 20: 16
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            Let's just say - at the level of PZ-2000. Technically simpler and cheaper. And the trunk is the same length and modern SLA. Somewhere I saw a comparison with MSTA-S, the parameters are better.
  2. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 9 February 2017 10: 56
    +5
    Estonians will rent their self-propelled guns to their dying neighbors for gay pride, fictional or fictional processions, and other events.
  3. aleksandrs95
    aleksandrs95 9 February 2017 10: 56
    +1
    It looks like the price of an artem is very seductive. But what about the spare parts? And at the same time with a guarantee. And then the German fleet is very consigned to the details.
    1. cake
      cake 9 February 2017 12: 10
      +3
      spare parts will be produced by Poland. Poland bought a license for the production of K-9 chassis. According to the license agreement, Poland is a service center for Europe.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 9 February 2017 20: 16
        +1
        And Turkey. A diesel MTU
    2. Funnels
      Funnels 9 February 2017 12: 48
      +4
      Well, given that it’s not new, but from the Korean Armed Forces, yes.
  4. 1vlad19
    1vlad19 9 February 2017 10: 58
    +3
    Equipped with MTU MT881 Ka 500 V8 engine 100 hp
    Maybe 1000?
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 9 February 2017 20: 17
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      not too much ... somewhere 1500ls should be.
  5. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 9 February 2017 11: 00
    +2
    And let the Korean tanks also buy! Which are the most expensive in the world! They will just pay with lands, and they will have a “handkerchief” on which these self-propelled guns and tanks will fit.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 9 February 2017 11: 18
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      This is a failure of our policy. Not now begun.
      The Finns always bought from us, and the United States slipped strangers.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 9 February 2017 11: 43
        +3
        Quote: antivirus
        Finns have always bought from us

        This is not true. The Finnish own 155-mm guns were adopted even during the existence of the USSR.
        Accordingly, the United States is not here at all, and the South Koreans didn’t move us, but the Swedes with their Archers.
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 9 February 2017 11: 06
    +7
    Here are the South Koreans well done! good I admire them, to be honest.
    Managed to penetrate the European artillery market.
    It would seem: Korea never produced artillery, and Europe -
    from time immemorial. Like, no chance ...
    Brains and labor will grind everything.
    1. novel66
      novel66 9 February 2017 11: 19
      +3
      maybe low quality and dumping?
    2. Bykov.
      Bykov. 9 February 2017 11: 23
      0
      The price is apparently very attractive. And it is unlikely that Korean gunsmiths from scratch did this self-propelled guns. In any case, in cooperation with European or American defense industry companies.
      1. Chelentanych
        Chelentanych 9 February 2017 11: 45
        +3
        The Korean military-industrial complex is quite competitive, there’s neighbor Comrade Eun, and a little earlier, Ir is a good motivator for the military-industrial complex to work successfully. By the way, the thunder was also delivered to Turkey, but now it is being produced under license. My personal opinion is that it is a worthy competitor to the German PzH 2000.
    3. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 9 February 2017 20: 19
      0
      I still suspect the presence of European consultants when creating such a system. Everything is so, besides iron, there are nuances of application that you can’t buy.
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 9 February 2017 11: 18
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    Cool car, the level of our "Coalition". Only having 2 batteries is unlikely to help Estonia. There will not be enough two divisions there. Let them spend money for themselves - probably they have a lot of them wassat
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 9 February 2017 11: 29
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Cool car, the level of our "Coalition".

      The level of the modernized Msta-S. "Coalition" - SG next generation.
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 9 February 2017 20: 20
      0
      Well against the green chelovechechki help. But not against the army. We have LOM-Tochka-U for such systems
  8. Vitalson
    Vitalson 9 February 2017 11: 51
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    Quote: aszzz888
    But where and why?

    In the Kaliningrad region, shoot once.
  9. faiver
    faiver 9 February 2017 11: 58
    0
    Estonians have nowhere to put money? so what is such a waste? they’d better refuse the army altogether ...
  10. Wolka
    Wolka 9 February 2017 13: 42
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    don’t mind letting them buy, the performance characteristics are quite good, but it confuses how this armored vehicle will behave in the cold, humid climate of the Suomi country, it will be a little easier for the Kolyvanians if they add snowstorm before firing for great dexterity and quick wit ...
  11. Reviews
    Reviews 9 February 2017 15: 25
    +2
    No, well, Estonians, okay, but are Finns disgraced? They don’t want / cannot develop it themselves, so, at least, they bought from normal manufacturers ... Really, nothing was found from the same South Africa?
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 9 February 2017 20: 21
      +1
      The production of ART trunks and such systems is a specialized business. For the sake of 20 cars, such costs are not needed.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 10 February 2017 02: 56
      +2
      "They do not want / cannot develop themselves" ///

      Finns can easily develop. They have mechanical engineering at the highest level. A ship-sized marine diesel engine for super container ships is an example. But guns are not their specialization. Here are the Swedes - the avid artillerymen (anti-aircraft guns "Beaufors") - the Koreans moved slightly.
  12. passing
    passing 9 February 2017 20: 58
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    But where and why? Hide through forests and swamps?

    They changed in car parks