Egypt, South Korea sign contract for joint manufacturing of howitzer EGY K9A1



Wed, 02 Feb 2022 - 01:05 GMT


Wed, 02 Feb 2022 - 01:05 GMT

CAIRO – 2 February 2022: Egypt’s Minster of Defense Mohamed Zaki attended a signing ceremony of two MoUs of military cooperation between Egypt and South Korea as well as a contract with South Korea’s Hanwha Defense to jointly manufacture the EGY k9A1 howitzer.

Chief of Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) Kang Eun-ho attended the signing ceremony, a statement by the Egyptian military spokesman said.

The two MoUs signed included cooperation in the fields of defense industries and logistic support as well as the regulatory principles of cooperation in the defense research and progress field.

As per the cooperation contract, EGY k9A1 howitzers will be manufactured locally in the factories and companies of the National Authority for Military Production in cooperation with Hanwha Defense, according to the statement.

According to the office of President Moon Jae-in in Seoul, South Korea reached an arm deal worth $1.6 billion to provide K9 self-propelled howitzers to Egypt.

According to the president’s office, this is the South Korea’s biggest export contract for the K9 howitzer.

Earlier this month, South Korea’s president made an official visit to Egypt, during which he met with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

During his visit, the two countries signed four cooperation agreements in various fields.

President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Egypt was the first by a South Korean president in 16 years and comes in light of the partnership that has signed between Cairo and Seoul in 2016 during Sisi’s visit to Seoul.




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