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South Korea modernises its armoured vehicle fleet

7th January 2020 - 22:09 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) continues to receive modern equipment via new contracts awarded to major domestic OEMs for engineering vehicles, tanks and 155mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs).

On 26 December, Hyundai Rotem announced that it had received a production contract for the K600 Korea Combat Engineer Vehicle (KCEV). This contract is worth KRW174.3 billion ($156.9 million), and the first units will be delivered before the end of 2020.

However, no details on the number of K600s to be produced were disclosed.

Hyundai Rotem displayed a prototype of the 55t K600 at Seoul ADEX in October 2019. The K600

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

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