Millog signs contract for modification works on K9 self-propelled howitzers

By Defence Industry Europe

Finnish defence company Millog, a subsidiary of Patria, has signed a contract for the modification works on 48 K9 self-propelled howitzers. The contract is valued at EUR 8.1 million, according to a statement from the Finnish Defence Ministry.

 

According to the ministry, Millog is set to conduct the modification works in the 2024-2023 period. The order covers the modification of K9 self-propelled howitzers, which Finland purchased from South Korea in 2021 and 2022. This contract is a continuation of a programme commenced by the Finnish Defence Forces in 2017, aimed at adapting the K9 howitzer to the Finnish Army’s requirements.

 

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Rami Harmala, the General Director of Millog, says the company has established capabilities to maintain and repair K9 guns. Thanks to this, Millog is capable of supporting the Finnish Defence Force in the exploitation of these artillery systems throughout their lifecycle.

 

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In 2017, Finland purchased 48 K9 self-propelled howitzers from South Korea for EUR 148 million. Subsequently, in October 2021, Finland decided to order 10 more artillery systems for EUR 30 million. In November 2022, the Finnish Defence Ministry signed an agreement with South Korea to exercise an option included in the first contract and ordered 38 more K9 guns for EUR 134 million.

 

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