Military Review

Norway received the first 155 mm SPG K9 South Korean assembly

30
Norway received the first 155 mm SPG K9 South Korean assembly

The Norwegian Armed Forces received the first 155 / 52-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 South Korean production. The first two self-propelled guns and one K10 ammunition transport vehicle arrived in Norway at the port of Drammen (Oslo) at the end of November. December 4 delivered equipment was officially transferred to the artillery division of the Norwegian motorized infantry brigade "North".


The rollout of the first 155-mm K9 self-propelled gun for the Norwegian military took place on September 19 of this year at Hanwha Techwin in South Korean Changwon, later the first self-propelled guns and charging vehicle were shipped to Norway by sea. The main part of the equipment is scheduled for delivery in 2020 with an end in 2021. In Norway, the K9 self-propelled gun was called VIDAR.

According to the agreement signed in 2017 by the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and the South Korean company Hanwha Land Systems, the latter will supply the Norwegian army 24 self-propelled howitzers K9 Thunder with a new caliber 155 / 52 mm. At the same time, an option is provided for another 24 self-propelled guns. In addition to the howitzers themselves, the contract provides for the supply of six armored vehicles for transporting K10 ammunition on the same chassis, 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.


The 155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzer K9 Thunder (Thunder) was developed and manufactured by the South Korean association Samsung Techwin (now Hanwha Land Systems). In total, from 1999 to 2014, the South Korean army received 1136 self-propelled guns K9. Since 2004, the system has also been produced under license in Turkey (as T-155 Firtina).

K9 Thunder weighs 47 tons, powerful diesel in 1000 hp provides speeds of up to 67 km / h. Cruising range 480 km. Armed with the KNUMX 9-mm gun with a barrel length of 155 caliber, the rate of fire reaches 52 rounds per minute. Crew 15 people. The installation can hit targets with high accuracy from a distance of more than 5 km, and when using Excalibur smart shells, from a distance of more than 40 km.
30 comments
Ad

Subscribe to our Telegram channel, regularly additional information about the special operation in Ukraine, a large amount of information, videos, something that does not fall on the site: https://t.me/topwar_official

Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 6 December 2019 14: 29
    +1
    Probably a good little thing since the Germans won.
    Or much cheaper.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 6 December 2019 14: 39
      +12
      The best-selling installation of recent years for a minute.
      Turkish Firtina is K9 licensed

      Polish Crab is also a license

      India buys 100 units and rides at the parade.

      Finland bought 48 cars

      Estonia capture Kemsky parish will be 12 K9 already purchased and 12 expected.
      Australia and Egypt are in the process of rolling into a firm contract.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 6 December 2019 14: 59
        +3
        Because it’s relatively cheap. But at the same time more or less modern. Well, more confidence in the manufacturer.
        For instance. the much more modern Swedish "Archer" was abandoned in Norway
      2. opus
        opus 6 December 2019 17: 16
        +3
        Quote: donavi49
        India buys 100 units and rides at the parade.

        100 K-9 no! this is K9 Vajra-T
        K-9 Vajra on a production line at the L&T plant in Hazira, Gujarat? bylbz

        K9 Vajra-T (Sanskrit: “lightning strike and diamond”)

        155mm / 52 Cal.SPH
        By the end of May 2018, the Indian army received the first batch of 25 and 155-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 Vajra-T
        The Indian army plans to purchase 100 K9 Vajra-T, probably with the subsequent acquisition of another 50 K9 Vajra-T at a later stage, but the army may require more than 500 such artillery cannons ...

        With the acquisition of the K9 Vajra-T Indian Army hopes to achieve superiority over Pakistan side, since the initial information suggests that the K-9 will be exhibited in the northwestern regions bordering Pakistan.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 6 December 2019 18: 31
          +1
          Yes.
          According to Indian resources, at the enterprise of the Indian private group Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in Khazira (Gujarat state), the first ten 155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzers K9 Vajra-T, which are "localized"variant of the famous South Korean self-propelled howitzers K9 Thunder. Actually These ten systems were entirely manufactured in South Korea by the Hanwha Techwin division of the South Korean corporation Hanwha, and only retrofits were made at the L&T facility in Hazira.

          The expected delivery of these K9 Vajra-T systems, apparently, will complete the painful process of choosing the 155-mm / 52 self-propelled artillery system on the tracked chassis by the Indian army, which lasted about 25 years. These systems are the first to be supplied under the contract of the Indian Ministry of Defense with the Larsen & Toubro group worth Rs 4600 crores (about $ 710 million) for the supply of 100 K9 Vajra-T ACS (with an option of 50 more), concluded in May 2017.
          1. opus
            opus 6 December 2019 18: 36
            +1
            Quote: donavi49
            Toubro worth 4600 crores

            thank you
            This crores is so reduced. 1 crore - 10 million (or 100 varnishes, where 1 varnish = 100

            didn't even know
            Residences from Rs 3.35 Cr
    2. opus
      opus 6 December 2019 17: 28
      +2
      Quote: Victor_B
      Probably a good little thing since the Germans won

      which is inarguably the world's best 155mm / 52 Cal.SPH in terms of number of systems in active service

      the best in the world by count
      Unit cost $ 3.9 million

      pzh-2000 :Unit cost DEM 9 million (1996)

      there was once such money
      1 EUR = 1,95583 DEM
      EUR 4 million in 601
      then fell in price
      in 1999 unit price of $ 4.2448million
      few of them
  2. knn54
    knn54 6 December 2019 14: 45
    0
    Preparing for a raid on the Arctic.
  3. The popuas
    The popuas 6 December 2019 15: 02
    +6
    For 14 years, 1200 self-propelled guns ... recourse good pace!
  4. Lopatov
    Lopatov 6 December 2019 15: 07
    +4
    rate of fire reaches 15 rounds per minute.

    Does not reach.
    Initially, the "first-stage shells" in the amount of three pieces in 15 seconds.
    Then the rate of fire is much lower, 6-8 rounds per minute with short firing raids lasting up to three minutes
    1. opus
      opus 6 December 2019 17: 05
      +1
      Quote: Spade
      Initially, the "first-stage shells" in the amount of three pieces in 15 seconds.

      it is in MRSI mode and only with K307 shells, providing a steady MRSI rate of two / three packets per minute.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 6 December 2019 18: 06
        0
        Quote: opus
        it's in mrsi mode

        It does not matter. With the same success, these shells can be fired on a single gun mount.
        Quote: opus
        K307 shells only

        Also not necessary. Most likely, the main thing here is that the K307 shell is equipped with a modular charge. Which, in fact, provides both a pseudo-volley and such a rate of fire. Standard NATO cartridges are clearly not applicable for this.
        1. opus
          opus 6 December 2019 18: 11
          +2
          Quote: Spade
          It does not matter.

          Quote: Spade
          Also not necessary.

          this according to manufacturer...
          I do not know a more authoritative source
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 6 December 2019 18: 19
            -1
            Quote: opus
            this is according to the manufacturer ...
            I do not know a more authoritative source

            This is commonplace common sense.
            What is a pseudo volley? In this case, these are three shots at different settings of the sight and with different charges. By the way, the time of a pseudo-volley varies with distance. The larger it is, the more time, too.
            Well, three shots on the same installation and the same charge is always faster.

            The same goes for the projectile. According to the manufacturer. this projectile is equipped with K677 and K676 long-range charges. And only they can provide a high rate of fire of the "first stage"
            1. opus
              opus 6 December 2019 19: 19
              +3
              Quote: Spade
              What is a pseudo volley?

              I do not know
              recourse
              I only know:
              MRSI
              barrage fire


              April 1913 Article from the "Artillery Monthly". The author is Lieutenant Walter Buttenbach (Coastal Artillery Corps). Translation for "Artillery Journal" by Lieutenant Kerner, 15th Field Artillery Regiment
              "Russians tried to hit targets dispersion of fire (irregular range changes)but without exploring anything and not revealing, they fired at all kinds of ranges, releasing a huge amount of ammunition for this, with almost zero results. It was consequence and result of imitation of French tactics of firing. First of all, they are trying to eliminate the error of the previous shooting, by correcting too narrow a fork.

              the translation is not mine, but SGS-mil
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 6 December 2019 19: 40
                0
                Quote: opus
                MRSI
                barrage fire

                These are completely different things, you did not understand.

                "Barrage fire" is a barrage fire. Since the "jumps in range change" are indicated, these are the first experiments in carrying out a PZO, a moving obstruction fire.

                MRSI is a "pseudo volley". What Discovery's translators have called "flurry of fire"
                By "playing" with the time between shots, the charge (and hence the initial velocity) and the elevation angle, they achieve the fact that all the shells of the "pseudo-salvo" of one weapon arrive at the target simultaneously, well, almost.
                Just figure it out yourself. We decrease the initial speed and at the same time increase the elevation angle. And the shell flies to the same target. But longer.
                The mode has both advantages and disadvantages. There are more disadvantages. But nevertheless it is fashionable, and advertisers have made of this mode practically a "marker" of the modernity of the weapon
                1. opus
                  opus 6 December 2019 19: 51
                  +1
                  Quote: Spade
                  These are completely different things, you did not understand.

                  Yes, I figured it out: about 2 modes and говорил писал

                  Quote: Spade
                  more wealth. But nevertheless it is fashionable

                  well yes.
                  as well as "bicaliber" is also fashionable (see bisexual)
                  wink
                  like Evgeny Damantsev all the time about some zones he writes
                  1. Lopatov
                    Lopatov 6 December 2019 20: 00
                    0
                    Quote: opus
                    well yes.

                    There, on the one hand, the enemy "pushes" more strongly. after all, after the first shells of the classic fire raid, the people can take cover. The one that did not have time to suffer. And then three times as many shells from one battery / division arrive at once

                    On the other hand, non-optimal trajectories (different targets require a different angle of incidence of the projectile) Plus, the trunks are fired more strongly, plus more charge modules go.
                    So this is not at all superphic as advertisers want to portray it.
                    1. opus
                      opus 6 December 2019 20: 05
                      +1
                      Quote: Spade
                      Plus, trunks are fired stronger, plus more charge modules go.

                      that's for sure, somewhere I had American barrel wear tests with MRSI. zheskach there
                      Quote: Spade
                      how advertisers want to portray this.

                      Well, it's like the frequency of the processor of a mobile phone, no one can understand what for it is (high) but everyone advertises and buys.

                      Koreans, of course, charge for price, reliability and service. I talked with the Turks: just say "a", they will immediately deliver
    2. DRM
      DRM 6 December 2019 20: 19
      0
      Modern fire missions are solved by at least a division. At the same time, the fire is being conducted: "The main weapon, above two, to the left two, ....... Division, - key to the west, three shells, burst. Fire." that's why they did it.
      And then they change their position.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 6 December 2019 20: 26
        0
        Quote: DRM
        In this case, the fire is being conducted "3 shells turn

        No.
        Now the base is a minute fire attack at the maximum pace with subsequent movement.

        And they did it so most likely in order to have time to throw more shells at the North Korean battery leaving the position. Well and plus, as indicated above, a pseudo volley.
  5. svp67
    svp67 6 December 2019 15: 08
    +1
    How does human vision work? At first I looked and thought, what a compact one, not like our MSTA. And then I saw its size in comparison with the height of a person ... well, not much that it is smaller than our "MSTA". And if ours spent a lot in the "tower", then this one in the "building" (how healthy it is).
    Well, let's see how this German-Korean creation of itself in Norway, in its frosts, in forests, and mountains shows ...
  6. Saboteur Holuy
    Saboteur Holuy 6 December 2019 15: 09
    -5
    Great installation! The main thing there is that the fire guidance system is very fast and accurate, we are far from that ...
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 6 December 2019 15: 18
      +4
      Quote: Saboteur Holuay
      we are far from that ..

      ?
      1. Saboteur Holuy
        Saboteur Holuy 6 December 2019 18: 21
        0
        Onboard software integrated with counter-battery radar ... online
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 6 December 2019 18: 23
          0
          Quote: Saboteur Holuay
          Onboard software integrated with counter-battery radar ... online

          This is a fairy tale.

          Because the KShM of the firing unit commander works with the counter-battery radar. And from it, self-propelled guns receive goals and proofs.

          Such a system has long existed with us.
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 6 December 2019 16: 25
      0
      Quote: Diversant Holuy
      Great installation! The main thing there is that the fire guidance system is very fast and accurate, we are far from that ...

      fire from what? The self-propelled gun itself is a weapon on a tank or automobile platform, if on the LCS or on satellite positioning, then the MSTA and the Coalition are also at the level and if we compare, then with Archer or the German PZX 2000.
  7. Amateur
    Amateur 6 December 2019 15: 37
    +3
    over 40 km, and when using Excalibur "smart" shells - from a distance of over 50 km.

    Over how much? 100km or 1000km in general?
    1. opus
      opus 6 December 2019 17: 10
      +3
      Quote: Amateur
      Over how much?

      52 km (K315, HE-RAP)
      56 km (K315. BB + RAP {Rocket Assisted Projectile} extended range
      and so (base)
      40 km (K307, HEBB) with a chamber pressure of 52 psi and a muzzle exit velocity = 000 m / s.
  8. DRM
    DRM 6 December 2019 21: 44
    0
    Quote: Spade
    Quote: DRM
    In this case, the fire is being conducted "3 shells turn

    No.
    Now the base is a minute fire attack at the maximum pace with subsequent movement.

    And they did it so most likely in order to have time to throw more shells at the North Korean battery leaving the position. Well and plus, as indicated above, a pseudo volley.

    So I am about the same. maybe confused ... so cognac is to blame)) well, as a former SOB. - to the former start .. fire raid = minute (3 shells) then change of position