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Kovico seeks further breakthroughs in Southeast Asia

26th November 2019 - 15:16 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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A lesser-known South Korean armoured vehicle manufacturer displayed two 4x4 vehicles at Defense & Security 2019 in Bangkok, as Armor Kovico makes a concerted attempt to exploit initial successes in the Southeast Asian market.

The name Kovico is an abbreviation of Korea Vehicle & Industrial Company. Relatively new to the market is the Korean Multipurpose Vehicle (KMPV), a 4x4 protected mobility vehicle whose development was completed in April 2018. It offers NIJ Level IV ballistic protection levels and STANAG 4569 Level 2 anti-blast protection.

The KMPV with 12t gross vehicle weight is powered by a Doosan Infracore 5.89-litre V6 diesel

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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