S. Korea Buys Polish C2 Systems for K239 Chunmoo MRLS
South Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace has signed a contract with a Polish firm to deliver command and control (C2) systems for Poland’s K239 Chunmoo Multiple Rocket Launch System (MRLS).
As part of the agreement, WB Group will supply C2 systems that have TOPAZ integrated combat management system, FONET digital communication platform, and radio communication sets.
They will be integrated into all of the 218 K239 MLRS the Polish Army ordered in 2022.
According to Hanwha, the contract serves as a “major step” in the company’s effort to strengthen its partnership with the defense industry in Poland.
It also aims to contribute to the growth of the Polish economy and bolster the deterrent capability of its military.
“Today’s contract with WB Group is a key milestone in Hanwha’s unwavering commitment to bringing the maximum benefit to the Polish industry through a robust partnership with local suppliers,” company president Son Jaeil said.
“We believe the combination of Polish industrial expertise and Hanwha’s technology will generate an incredible level of synergy.”
The Chunmoo MRLS
South Korea’s Chunmoo is a multi-caliber rocket launch system capable of firing 600-millimeter tactical missiles and 239-millimeter guided missiles.
It provides armed forces with an all-weather, indirect fire capability to neutralize enemy assets.
First entered service in 2015, the weapon is primarily developed to counter North Korea’s long-range artillery threats.