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Norway buys South Korean self-propelled guns "Thunder"

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Scandinavia continues to arm with South Korean technology. Following Finland, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense signed a contract with Hanwha Land Systems to supply a batch of K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers


Norway buys South Korean self-propelled guns "Thunder"


Between 2019 and 2021, Hanwha Land Systems should supply the Norwegian Armed Forces 24 SAU K9 Thunder. In addition, the contract includes an option (the right of immediate redemption) for another 24 of such machines. The transaction value is estimated at 1,8 billion kroons ($ 215 million) and includes the supply of K10 supply vehicles, ammunition, simulators, related equipment, as well as training and full technical support for self-propelled guns for their entire service life.

In service with the Norwegian army K9 Thunder will replace the obsolete SAU M109A3GNM. The South Korean howitzer won the tender, in which the German Panzerhaubitze 2000 from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, the French Caesar from Nexter and the modern-day M109 Krait from the Swiss company RUAG also participated.

K9 Thunder - 155-mm self-propelled artillery. The installation can hit targets with high accuracy from a distance over 40 km, and using Excalibur smart projectiles from a distance over 50 km. In June last year, the South Korean military department announced plans to substantially upgrade K9 Thunder - to fully robotize its tower, reducing the crew size from five to two people, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Blombirus
    Blombirus 21 December 2017 11: 59 New
    +2
    Well what can I say, good art systems. But what about the "best in the world" pin. Dostan palladins? How dare you? Why don't they stink from behind puddles? Mess! It is necessary to carve the slaves of the Europa!
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 21 December 2017 12: 07 New
      +2
      Norway cannot be without the latest self-propelled guns, because it is in a dense ring of enemies encroaching on its territorial integrity. But now, the Norwegians will sleep more calmly
    2. xetai9977
      xetai9977 21 December 2017 13: 16 New
      +4
      Great car! Perhaps the best in the world today! Norwegians made the right choice!
      "Norway can’t be without the latest self-propelled guns, because it’s in a dense ring of enemies"
      Sarcasm is inappropriate. Obviously they thought the same in Finland until 1939.
      1. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 21 December 2017 14: 04 New
        +2
        Quote: xetai9977
        "Norway can’t be without the latest self-propelled guns, because it’s in a dense ring of enemies"
        Sarcasm is inappropriate. Obviously they thought the same in Finland until 1939.

        Your sarcasm is not appropriate, and the above example speaks of complete ignorance and / or not understanding of history. Not only that, the USSR of Finland offered money and the exchange of territories on very favorable conditions (favorable for Finland). So also the Finns fought with the Nazis and in addition built defense lines. That is, they spent money on protection.
        1. NKT
          NKT 21 December 2017 15: 11 New
          +1
          Well, here we must admit that we ourselves began military operations. By the way, the Finns during the Second World War really did not want to go beyond the old border and constantly argued with the Germans, emphasizing that they were fighting for the liberation of their lost territory of 1939.
          1. ProkletyiPirat
            ProkletyiPirat 21 December 2017 17: 41 New
            +4
            We started after many attempts to resolve the problem were failed. Sorry, but when a large and strong neighbor offers you an exchange of territories, it gives more territory than it receives and even with useful resources it gives, and it pays for the relocation of local people (if they do not want to change their citizenship) and even pays for the construction of a new border and even money gives from above to your treasury, and you send it to hell, then the only way out is war. So blaming the USSR for the attack is simply stupid, the Finns themselves are to blame for bringing to war.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 December 2017 12: 02 New
    +1
    Followed by Finland Norwegian Ministry of Defense
    Wasn’t there any closer or is the equipment in Europe rather poor? I wonder how they will deliver? By the Northern Sea Route (and Russia will receive money) or the Indian-Atlantic and further? then it will cost a little.
  3. Scoun
    Scoun 21 December 2017 12: 05 New
    +1
    Here I am about the same))) Americans shove the 4th crew member into the new tiltrotor, while the same Yu.Koreans reduce it.

    South Korean Defense Department announced plans to significantly modernize the K9 Thunder - to fully robotize its tower, reducing the crew from five to two people

    Everything goes to the point that it would be reduced to comfortable, when a living person is nearby and maybe at one time, a humanoid android will become the second. wassat
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 December 2017 12: 08 New
    +5
    The successes of South Korea are astounding.
    They invade the markets of Western Europe - the cradle of mechanics, artillery,
    heavy equipment! - with its products and
    successfully competing with Germany, Sweden ...
    1. Guillon
      Guillon 21 December 2017 12: 13 New
      +1
      Yes, your shepherd doesn’t like it! yes
    2. Kent0001
      Kent0001 21 December 2017 12: 32 New
      0
      It’s just that technologies in many areas are developing rapidly in South Korea, for example, at one time I was surprised at their ability to produce ocean-going vessels of various classes, tonnages and purposes, mainly of large and very large sizes.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 December 2017 12: 55 New
        +1
        In the 90s, South Koreans came to Israel to study
        in companies in joint projects in electronics and programming.
        They literally stood behind their shoulders with bated breath.
        And now? They look down on us. Learned and surpassed.
        They have the global giant Samsung - and we have a relatively ... "zilch". Small firms.
        1. Winnie76
          Winnie76 21 December 2017 13: 11 New
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          In the 90s, South Koreans came to Israel to study
          in companies in joint projects in electronics and programming.
          They literally stood behind their shoulders with bated breath.

          And where are the Israeli iPhones? Where are the cars? Maybe it's time to stop feeding the Israeli military-industrial complex. After all, this money can be spent on salaries of state employees, children, and pensioners. After all, they could live much better. That's because corrupt officials are damned, strangling darling Israel.
          1. ioan-e
            ioan-e 22 December 2017 16: 32 New
            0
            Thick)))))))))))))))))
  5. Resistance
    Resistance 21 December 2017 13: 26 New
    +1
    Quote: Kent0001
    It’s just that technologies in many areas are developing rapidly in South Korea, for example, at one time I was surprised at their ability to produce ocean-going vessels of various classes, tonnages and purposes, mainly of large and very large sizes.

    At the same time, screw blanks are poured at the Baltic Plant, and they are processed at Zvyozdochka
  6. corporal
    corporal 21 December 2017 14: 01 New
    0
    [quote] ... in the tender ... Panzerhaubitze 2000 ... Caesar .... M109 Krait [quote]
    Why did the Swedes and Archer not participate?
  7. BVS
    BVS 21 December 2017 15: 26 New
    +1
    Quote: ProkletyiPirat
    Quote: xetai9977
    "Norway can’t be without the latest self-propelled guns, because it’s in a dense ring of enemies"
    Sarcasm is inappropriate. Obviously they thought the same in Finland until 1939.

    Your sarcasm is not appropriate, and the above example speaks of complete ignorance and / or not understanding of history. Not only that, the USSR of Finland offered money and the exchange of territories on very favorable conditions (favorable for Finland). So also the Finns fought with the Nazis and in addition built defense lines. That is, they spent money on protection.

    What treacherous Finns built defense lines!
  8. kamski
    kamski 21 December 2017 15: 26 New
    +1
    why are our silent with no analogs in the world of self-propelled guns
  9. k_ply
    k_ply 21 December 2017 18: 53 New
    +1
    According to some here, the Yusovites are annoyed ... I doubt that due to 24 (+24) howitzers. Exactly, there are no more dudes from the German Krauss-Maffei or Swiss RUAG, they still have to work hard for the continuation of the supply of their "classic" (155 / L39) and not at all advanced M109A7 (the same A6, but with the SU and the Bradley chassis).
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 December 2017 23: 31 New
      0
      Do not care for the Americans. They are not exporters of artillery - not their strong place.
      1. k_ply
        k_ply 22 December 2017 05: 00 New
        +2
        Of course, in this case - yes, do not care, because not strong in modernization to the level of 155 / L52 of its M109, which is now in service with half the world.
  10. Mentat
    Mentat 22 December 2017 10: 23 New
    0
    Quote: NKT
    Well, here we must admit that we ourselves began military operations. By the way, the Finns during the Second World War really did not want to go beyond the old border and constantly argued with the Germans, emphasizing that they were fighting for the liberation of their lost territory of 1939.

    It is not clear how you, related to the Army, presumably, can write messages in a similar vein. In my humble opinion, this is close to shame when a person demonstrates such incompetence in matters close to his profession.
    It was about the defense of Leningrad. That city, whose inhabitants suffered incredible suffering, and which was on the verge of destruction. Even taking into account the results of the Finnish campaign. Without these actions, he would have been destroyed. The Finns understood this very well and, nevertheless, demonstrated absolute incompatibility. Understanding, I repeat, what an urgent, vital necessity was driven at the negotiations of the USSR, they slammed the door, having withdrawn their representatives from the negotiations. In fact, the Finnish government condemned the inhabitants of Leningrad to death by their actions. The result of such actions, inconceivable from a good-neighborly and generally human point of view, was inevitable.