EDEX 2021 | Hanwha Defense showcases advanced defence solutions at Egypt Defense Expo
Defence Redefined
Published on 30/11/2021 at 16:47

Hanwha Defense showcases advanced land defence systems at Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2021 running from November 29 to December 2 at Cairo International Exhibition Center.

Hanwha Defense shows off a range of next-generation defence equipment, including the K9 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH), a new version of the Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS), and the fifth-generation Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). 

The upgraded version of the classic 155mm/52-calibre K9 SPH, the K9A1 on display, is at the center of attention during the arms exposition, as the Egyptian military is considering acquiring a package of K9 SPHs and other supporting vehicles.

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The K9 is by far the most popular self-propelled howitzer in the world, with some 1,700 units of the K9 in service with seven countries – South Korea, Turkey, India, Poland, Finland, Norway, and Estonia. Australia is also in final negotiations to adopt an Australian version of the K9 SPH.

According to the company, the K9 features outstanding firepower, mobility, and armored protection. The tracked artillery system meets NATO standards and can be deployed in a large range of environments.

K9 Main Features: 

  • Maximum firing range: 40 km 
  • Maximum Rate of Fire: 6 ~ 8 rounds per minute
  • Ammunition loading: Automatic 
  • Ammunition capacity: 48 rounds
  • Combat weight: 47 tons

Apart from the K9, a lightweight RCWS is on display. 

Fitted with the K6 or K4 machine gun, the new RCWS variant can be integrated into tanks, armored vehicles, and light-tactical vehicles.

Also read: IDEX 2021 | Hanwha Defense steals the show with unmanned vehicles and light RCWS – Photos & VIDEO

Finally, the Redback is a next-generation IFV competing for the Australian Army’s LAND 400 Phase 3 program.

Redback Features:

  • Combat weight: 42 tons
  • Maximum speed: over 65 km/h
  • Range: 520 km
  • Active Protection: Iron Fist (IMI)
  • Crew: 3 + 8 people
  • Armament: 30 mm cannon
  • Aux Armament: 7.62 MG
  • Remote Weapon Station (RWS): 12.7mm
  • Anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM)

More about the AS21 Redback IFV at the link below:

Also read: Australia | Hanwha Defense-led team launches AS21 Redback IFV – VIDEO




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