Land Warfare

PREMIUM: South Korea goes all out for indigenous AFV production

8th October 2020 - 22:49 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


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South Korea's ambition to be a fully-fledged armoured vehicle manufacturer is gathering momentum, although some hurdles remain.

Underscoring South Korea’s credentials in indigenous AFV production, a contract for a third batch of K806 6x6 and K808 8x8 APCs to equip Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) units was announced on 29 September.

Numbers of vehicles was not divulged, but the contract was worth KRW407.7 billion ($366 ...

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