Coronavirus may leave Estonian military without new self-propelled guns K9 Thunder

Coronavirus may leave Estonian military without new self-propelled guns K9 Thunder

The Estonian Ministry of Defense cannot sign an agreement with South Korea on the supply of an additional batch of South Korean self-propelled howitzers K9 "Thunder". The spread of the new coronavirus is to blame.


The decision to purchase an additional batch of South Korean self-propelled howitzers K9 "Thunder" on the funds saved with the help of American military assistance in the purchase of ammunition was made in Estonia in October 2019. The Estonian Defense Ministry decided to send the saved 20 million euros for the purchase of 6 additional 155-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 "Thunder" in addition to the 12 self-propelled guns previously ordered in South Korea.

However, the current sanitary and epidemiological situation in South Korea threatens to disrupt the plans of the Estonian military for the supply of additional self-propelled guns. The country's defense minister had earlier postponed his February visit to Seoul due to an outbreak of coronavirus and it is now unknown when the signing of an additional contract may take place at all.

Estonia and South Korea signed an agreement to buy a batch of 12 units of 155-mm self-propelled howitzers K-9 "Thunder" in the 2018 year. The agreement, worth 46 million euros, also included training for personnel, maintenance of howitzers and spare parts. The purchased K9 howitzers will be delivered to Estonia in two batches at the end of the 2020 of the year and during the 2021. They are supposed to equip the artillery division of the 1 infantry brigade of the Estonian army, which is currently armed with the German 155-mm / 39 towed howitzers FН-70 and Soviet towed 122-mm howitzers D-30.

155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzer K9 Thunder weighs 47 tons, a powerful diesel engine 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.
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  1. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 16: 23 New
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    The country's defense minister has already postponed his February visit to Seoul

    Duc, like mid-March in the yard?
    Or is such a reaction rate in the order of things for Estonia?
    1. Honest Citizen 17 March 2020 16: 24 New
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      Shhh, a colleague, they still live in 2019. laughing
      1. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 16: 25 New
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        Quote: Honest Citizen
        Shhh, a colleague, they still live in 2019. laughing

        Wow, damn it! So they and everything is in order with oil, it turns out?
        1. Thrall 17 March 2020 16: 37 New
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          So it turns out that we are not going to attack Estonia yet, since they are not ready? smile
          1. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 16: 50 New
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            Quote: Thrall
            So it turns out that we are not going to attack Estonia yet, since they are not ready? smile

            Probably. They, like decent civilized Europeans, will warn when they mature.
        2. vadim dok 18 March 2020 17: 06 New
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          Brent crude oil at 17h00m today 18.03.2020/26,94/2 is $ 3. And Russian URALS oil is $ 25 ÷ XNUMX cheaper. Do not worry about Estonians - they are supplied with the Saudis from April to $ XNUMX each.
          1. Vasyan1971 18 March 2020 17: 30 New
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            Quote: vadim dok
            For Estonians do not worry

            Yes, I need them a hundred years!
    2. svp67 17 March 2020 16: 32 New
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Duc, like mid-March in the yard?

      So, in Korea the epidemic is already on the wane, and since the beginning of the year it has been rampant there ... So it turns out that they didn’t let in (to Korea) then, now they don’t let out (from Estonia). But with a delay, but the contract will still be signed
      1. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 16: 35 New
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        Yes. Already corrected:
        Minister of Defense BEFORE postpones its February visit to Seoul

        Like, there was a typo. It happens... request
      2. Starover_Z 17 March 2020 17: 26 New
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        Quote: svp67
        But with a delay, but the contract will still be signed

        The country's defense minister previously postponed his February visit to Seoul due to an outbreak of coronavirus

        And what, ministers and their close associates also spread viruses? But they don’t communicate with simple janitors and techies, where did they come from then?
        1. svp67 17 March 2020 19: 18 New
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          Quote: Starover_Z
          where from then?

          "The wind blows ..."
  2. rich 17 March 2020 16: 27 New
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    Two years ago, Estonia purchased 12 such self-propelled guns. After operating these artillery systems, it was decided to purchase another batch of 6 combat vehicles.
    A big advantage is the presence of a K10 transport-loading machine created on a common base.
    Currently, such self-propelled guns have been purchased by the armed forces of India, Norway and Finland.
  3. Olya Tsako 17 March 2020 16: 30 New
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    With this money, you can buy from Zelensky 50-60 “KV” or “IS” tanks. in solidol, from storage.
    Even in your pocket, with a gray rollback, gel gadgets will remain.
    1. neri73-r 17 March 2020 17: 07 New
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      Quote: Olya Tsako
      With this money, you can buy from Zelensky 50-60 “KV” or “IS” tanks. in solidol, from storage.
      Even in your pocket, with a gray rollback, gel gadgets will remain.

      In principle, yes, since they have the same military value, given the hto will be the aggressor! fellow
  4. knn54 17 March 2020 16: 33 New
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    There, the transport and loading machine is impressive.
    Koreans are great. However.
  5. Ros 56 17 March 2020 16: 43 New
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    Are self-propelled guns infected too? lol laughing lol good
  6. Thrifty 17 March 2020 16: 48 New
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    This coronovirus can be proven any jamb or failure! For loafers and liberals you can’t imagine a better excuse! negative
    1. Shuttle 17 March 2020 17: 30 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      This coronovirus can be proven any jamb or failure! For loafers and liberals you can’t imagine a better excuse! negative

      Loafers-liberals must be hyphenated. These are synonyms.
  7. Operator 17 March 2020 16: 56 New
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    Coronavirus may leave Estonia without Estonians bully
  8. A. Privalov 17 March 2020 17: 00 New
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    The K9 Thunder SPG is such a trifle.
    Very soon coronavirus can leave many without pants at all. hi
  9. NF68 17 March 2020 17: 01 New
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    How is it that Russia has not been blamed for this yet?
    1. Andrey Mikhaylov 17 March 2020 22: 33 New
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      Soon it’s very soon. Now they’ll only gather their thoughts to blame Russia again and the next March will come.
  10. cniza 17 March 2020 17: 16 New
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    155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzer K9 Thunder weighs 47 tons, a powerful diesel engine of 1000 hp provides speeds of up to 67 km / h. Cruising range of 480 km. Armed with a K9 155 mm gun with a barrel length of 52 calibers, the rate of fire reaches 15 rounds per minute.


    But seriously, very decent performance characteristics.
  11. Sergey39 17 March 2020 17: 45 New
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    “Coronavirus may leave Estonian military without new K9 Thunder SPGs”
    Here you go. Viruses now act on technology laughing
  12. Cowbra 17 March 2020 19: 19 New
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    The Estonian Ministry of Defense cannot sign an agreement with South Korea

    While they managed to write only "Sog ..." Yelgudi-palgudi, juice, you can’t taarapitt me ?!
  13. Andrey Mikhaylov 17 March 2020 22: 31 New
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    The Baltic tiger was about to fight with Russia, but it’s not a task. Coronavirus. As long as the virus ends. Whether sau will become obsolete, our high-speed Baltic tigers will forget who they were going to fight with.
    1. Vitauts 18 March 2020 17: 59 New
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      You can write whatever you want, but Estonia is at least 10 years ahead of Russia