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The K9A2 is an artillery game changer – an advanced, 52 calibre, 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer. It provides high levels of mobility, firepower, serviceability, survivability and automation – delivering accurate, rapid and consistent artillery effects at +40km range with all current ammunitions and growth for new variants. The K9 is already the world’s favourite SPH, the K9A2 is the future of mobile fires.
Hanwha Defense is a world-class provider of artillery systems, armoured vehicles and unmanned ground systems based on innovative technology and broad experience. As part of its commitment to a long-term relationship with the UK and the Mobile Fires Platform programme, Hanwha Defense has created its Team Thunder partnership of UK defence companies, with whom it already has strong relationships. This team will create or sustain 900 UK direct jobs with many more in the supply chain.
Lockheed Martin UK has expertise in requirements management, safety assurance, subsystem and turret design, training, trials and support. Pearson Engineering is a leading global provider of mobility, counter-mobility and survivability equipment as well as manufacturing services for armoured vehicle programmes. Horstman has been in support of Hanwha Defense and the K9 SPH programme for two decades with its Hydrogas® suspension system fitted to all K9 SPH in service around the world. Leonardo is one of the biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD and has a long-standing relationship with Hanwha Defense. Soucy has already provided Composite Rubber Tracks to Hanwha Defense for the Redback IFV
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