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​Polish Military Advances Proficiency in New Homar-K Missile System

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The K239 Chunmoo system / open source
The K239 Chunmoo system / open source

The Homar-K missile systems constitute a significant component of Poland’s weapon acquisition strategy

Polish military personnel are already mastering their latest missile system, the Homar-K system (an adapted version for Poland of the South Korean K239 Chunmoo multiple rocket launcher). On August 25, the Ministry of Defense of Poland unveiled footage showcasing the first firing exercises conducted by Polish artillery personnel.

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The event took place in South Korea, where Polish military personnel were undergoing training on their new missile systems.

Simultaneously, at the beginning of this week, on Monday, August 21, the Minister of Defense of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, announced that the first K239 Chunmoo rocket launcher based on a Polish Jelcz truck had already arrived in the country. He also mentioned that Poland would receive other launchers later this year.

The Homar-K missile systems are part of an extensive list of weaponry being procured by Poland as part of a truly remarkable modernization of its armed forces. This overhaul encompasses hundreds of new systems spanning various types, ranging from tanks to self-propelled artillery units and remote mine-laying systems.

A framework contract for the supply of 288 K239 Chunmoo rocket launchers to Poland was signed in October 2022. According to the terms of the contract, these launchers are required to be integrated with the Polish fire control system Topaz and mounted on their Jelcz chassis.

The Homar-K missile systems constitute a significant component of Poland’s weapon acquisition strategy Defense Express Polish Military Advances Proficiency in New Homar-K Missile System
The Homar-K missile systems constitute a significant component of Poland’s weapon acquisition strategy / Photo credit: The Ministry of Defense of Poland

Meanwhile, the executive contract for 218 systems, including ammunition and more, was signed in November 2022. As per the agreement, the first 18 vehicles are scheduled for delivery to the Polish forces by the end of this year. In other words, the supply rate of K239 Chunmoo launchers from September to December is expected to be around 4-5 vehicles per month.

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