The trade big Hyundai Rotem has introduced that it had a brand new contract for provide extra armored personnel carriers to the Republic of Korea Military.
The small print got in a 29 September media launch, to announce that Hyundai Rotem has signed a contract price 407.7 billion gained ($348.four million) with the Protection Acquisition Program Administration to provide Ok806 and Ok808 wheeled armored autos by 2023.
As famous by the corporate, it’s going to mass-produce the third batch of Ok806 and Ok808 armored personnel carriers to DAPA by 2023.
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Hyundai Rotem gained the order for the primary batch price 26.9 billion gained in 2016 and accomplished the supply in 2018. It additionally grabbed the order for the second batch price 412.9 billion gained in 2017 and goals to finish the supply inside this 12 months.
“Based mostly on its know-how from the mass manufacturing of the primary and the second batches, Hyundai Rotem will provide high-quality armored autos for the third batch,” an organization official mentioned.
The wheeled armored personnel service is a household of 6×6 and eight×eight armored autos which can be fitted with a 420 ps diesel engine developed by Hyundai Motors, 7-speed transmission and 2-mode secondary transmission.
The brand new infantry fight automobile able to shifting on each land and water, it has been engineered to maximise crew operability with its ergonomic design and scalability to household autos.
Armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun and fitted with a central tire inflation system and run-flat tires, the Ok806 mannequin for the protection of rear areas and the safety of convoys can run at a most street pace of as much as 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour with as much as 9 fully-armed troopers aboard.
The bigger and amphibious Ok808 mannequin operates in frontline areas. The amphibious pace on water is as much as 10 km/h. Relying on buyer necessities, it may possibly assist a turret armed with a 30 mm cannon, or different weapons.