Hanwha Defense will provide self-propelled howitzers and its support vehicles to the Egyptian Armed Forces under the contract it signed with the armed forces on Feb. 1.
The deal, valued at $1.7 billion, is the largest in scale over the export of the K9 artillery solution, which has already been adopted by eight countries around the globe.
Under the contract, Hanwha Defense will deliver the first batch of K9A1 EGYs before 2025, with the remainder to be produced at the state-run Military Factory 200 in Egypt through technology transfer.
The latest K9 deal has marked the first export of a naval K9 variant, proving the tracked artillery’s versatile operational capability. The Egyptian Navy had long sought to acquire the K9 as an anti-access/area denial weapon system, and the K9 successfully proved its access denial capability by hitting targets precisely at sea during tests and evaluations in 2017.