K9A2 and K9A3 plans unveiled

> The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) unveiled a roadmap for the K9A2 and the K9A3 – revamped models of the K9 locomotive artillery – over the next decade at a meeting for buyers of the self-propelled howitzer in Helsinki, industry sources in Seoul said on Thursday.

> The K9A2 is capable of firing up to nine rounds per minute with a fully automated loading system including charges and fuse set, faster than the current six shots, while significantly improving crew survivability, according to the sources.

> About 50 military and defense officials from six countries that bought the K9 howitzers, including Finland, Norway, Australia, Poland, Estonia and South Korea, gathered to discuss details and operational know-how of the artillery from Jan. 23-25. The US, the world’s top military spender, attended the meeting of the so-called K9 User Club as an observer.

> The K9 buyers are likely to form a defense cooperation council by sharing military intelligence, which could increase South Korea’s arms exports, industry sources said. “Like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and AUKUS, the K9 User Club is setting up new standards,” said an official at the UK unit of Hanwha Aerospace Co., which produces the K9.

> The K9 dominates the global locomotive artillery market. It is top among 16 models of 152 millimeters and 155 mm self-propelled howitzers in service worldwide with a market share of 36%, according to the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > The South Korean model accounted for 45% of the 1,401 units of 155 mm self-propelled howitzers globally traded since 2010.

    > Hanwha, the world’s top self-propelled howitzer producer aims to further expand its market share with more investments in overseas countries. The company hopes to supply the K9A2 for the UK’s Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) program to procure a new 155 mm self-propelled artillery system.

    > “We also plan to create a spare parts supply center for the K9 self-propelled howitzer in Europe,” the company said.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > 45% global market share since 2010 despite costing several times more than the competition

      How do the koreans keep winning?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The K9A2 is capable of firing up to nine rounds per minute with a fully automated loading system
    >upgraded K9 still cant rival pzh2000s 10 shots per min fire rate with its partial autoloader
    how can Koreans still not beat a 20 year old design which has had basically zero major improvements since its introduction other then some armour package and Shell compatibility upgrade

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The korean one actually works and hits its intended target unlike the kraut piece of shit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        so shit that ukies ordered 100 of them and placed an order on its successor the RCH-155 and also the only western spg to survive a direct hit from russian counter battery
        I also dont see any k9 being able to compete with its 20k barrel lifetime it achieved in ukraine

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >the only western spg to survive a direct hit from russian counter battery
          ?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The lancet strike

            PzH is 2x more expensive and complicated as frick. We don't see them in Ukraine for months.

            The pzh2000s partial autoloader is less complicated then the k9s fully automated autoloader
            That should really be a no brainer
            Also you dont see them simply because of opsec and if they were so unreliable as you try to imply then those 20k shells shot through a single barrel would never have happened

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >The lancet strike
              Source? Ive only seen the one with a sprinkle of shrapnel damage on the drivers hatch and barrel

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                that was from the lancet strike
                russians even released a video of it but I dont got it on my pc
                the pzh2000 has pretty good armor (for a spg) and is also the reason why its so heavy though the hedgehog armor probably also helped mitigate the damage even though it was originally designed to protect against mortar rounds

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >originally designed to protect against mortar rounds
                Bomblets actually.
                But yeah it is a heavy fricker. Had some fun watching them trying to move around while up north on exercises

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >so shit that ukies ordered 100

          This order is on hold and 99% will never finish.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Are you VANKers back to your usual shenanigans?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Its just the resident asiaticshill.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >they do it for free

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm a VANKer
            >you're a PrepHole janitor
            >we're basically the same

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >cope troonys have arrived

        like clockwork

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      PzH is 2x more expensive and complicated as frick. We don't see them in Ukraine for months.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy German

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >SPG only operated by thirdies and poorgays
    Good for them I guess? Glad they found their niche
    >The company hopes to supply the K9A2 for the UK’s Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) program to procure a new 155 mm self-propelled artillery system
    Yeah that ain't happening. British army already operates Archers which are also a contender in the program. Basically a done deal.

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