Hanwha Awarded South Korea’s DAPA Contract To Maintain K200 Armored Vehicles
South Korea’s Protection Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) mentioned it inked a take care of Hanwha Protection to take care of the army’s K242, K281 and K288 armored automobiles. It’s selling the ‘Electrification Gear Observe-up Assist Venture’ wherein part of depot upkeep, which has been carried out as an influence operation value, is built-in into the protection functionality enchancment value from 2022 to make sure steady working situations for weapon methods and improve the effectivity of protection price range expenditure. The contract valued round $16.1 million (23 billion received) goals to enhance efficiency of those automobiles. Will probably be accomplished in 2024.
The K200 KIFV (Korea Infantry Combating Car) is a South Korean armored personnel provider, initially produced by Daewoo Heavy Industries as a home substitute for older armored personnel carriers, such because the M113, in entrance line service with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces on the time of the K200’s improvement. The K200 sequence of automobiles transport mechanized infantry platoon is designed to maintain personnel secure from small arms hearth. Since 2009 the K200 has been supplemented by the K21. A complete of two,383 K200 automobiles of all configurations have been produced between 1985 and 2006, amongst that are 111 K200A1 automobiles exported to Malaysia.
The hull of the KIFV is of all-welded aluminium armor with an extra layer of spaced laminate metal armor bolted to it. It gives safety in opposition to 12.7 mm rounds on the edges, 7.62 mm ammunition within the rear, bigger shell splinter from the bottom, and anti-personnel mines. The engine compartment is positioned on the entrance proper of the car and is separated from the rest of the car by a bulkhead. The engine compartment is fitted with a hearth extinguishing system that may be operated by the motive force or from outdoors the car. The air inlet, air outlet louvers and the exhaust pipe are positioned on the roof of the car to permit amphibious operations.
The K200 is extremely modular, and its variants present further forms of fight assist reminiscent of air protection and car restoration utilizing specialised gear. The APC can accommodate 12 individuals together with one infantry squad, the motive force, and gunners.
K242: Carries 4.2 inch mortar for hearth assist.
K281: Carries 81 mm mortar for hearth assist.
K288: Restoration car. Rescues and repairs broken army automobiles.
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