This latest delivery is part of a significant contract signed in August 2022, under which Hanwha Aerospace agreed to supply the Polish Ministry of National Defence with 212 K9A1 self-propelled howitzers. Spanning from 2022 to 2026, the deal is valued at USD 2.4 billion.
Adding to their arsenal, Poland signed another substantial contract with Hanwha on December 1, 2023. This USD 2.6 billion agreement will see the Polish Armed Forces receiving six K9A1 and 146 K9PL howitzers. The K9PL variant represents a localized version of the K9A1, equipped with subsystems provided by the Polish defence industry. This contract not only involves the procurement of hardware but also includes the transfer of technology and expertise to the Polish sector. Specific details of this future cooperation between Poland and the South Korean company have yet to be disclosed.
Both contracts encompass the supply of large quantities of 155mm artillery ammunition, spare parts, and a comprehensive training and logistics package.