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Indian Army orders 100 K9 howitzers
The Indian Army has ordered additional 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) known as K9 Vajra-T designed by South Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace, the company told Janes.
A Hanwha spokesperson told Janes that the company has received an additional order of 100 K9s from India, which is in process now.
“[An order of] another 100 numbers [of K9s] is being discussed and can be closed within 2023. We [Hanwha] are already in touch with our partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T) [regarding the order],” he said.
“These additional quantities under repeat order will include the K9 upgraded with high-altitude area application as well as existing [technologies on] K9s,” the spokesperson added.
The Indian Army has 100 in-service K9 Vajra-Ts, which are the Indian-manufactured variant of the K9 Thunder, with 50% of their components being manufactured in India.