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South Korean army to trial Redback IFV

18th February 2022 - 05:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The ROK Army will test the AS21 Redback IFV, newly returned from Australia, over the next two months. (Photo: Hanwha Defense)

South Korea is particularly interested in the technology and design of the AS21 Redback that was offered to Australia.

The Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) is set to trial the AS21 Redback, an IFV originally designed to meet Australian Army requirements, with one of its armoured cavalry regiments.

The evaluation of Hanwha Defense’s ‘fifth-generation’ vehicles will take place in April-May, and it will include mobility, operability and maintainability aspects.

These trials are using vehicles that were dispatched to Australia for the risk mitigation activity of Project Land 400 Phase 3, which will return to South Korea in March.

Hanwha Defense stated that the purpose of the two-month trials is to ‘review advanced world-class IFV technologies for potential application to

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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