Nammo To Develop 120mm Ammunition For South Korean K2 Main Battle Tank
Nammo has secured an settlement to develop new and trendy 120mm ammunition for Hyundai Rotem Firms’ K2 Black Panther important battle tank (MBT). The primary check photographs have already been fired. The settlement between the 2 firms has an preliminary worth of $5 million for the Analysis and growth (R&D) half, and sure greater than $100 million if Nammo finally ends up producing and delivering 120mm ammunition to K2 customers. Poland lately signed a contract to acquire near 2 hundred K2 tanks, in a deal the place HRC will ship a complete of 1000 K2 Fundamental Battle Tanks with successive contracts. Norway is at the moment within the closing stage of selecting a brand new Fundamental Battle Tank for its Military – the K2 is one among two candidates.
“The settlement between the 2 firms will additional put together the K2 MBT for the European market. The K2 right now is absolutely interoperable with NATO ammunition requirements and the cooperation with Nammo will additional strengthen the safety of provide each for Norway and different K2 customers in Europe,” says Euiseong Lee, Vice President of HRC.
“It is a main milestone for Nammo. The settlement with Hyundai Rotem Firm (HRC) allows us to combine and additional develop our trendy ammunition portfolio for the K2. This implies extra highly effective ammunition for NATO international locations utilizing the K2, together with Norway”, says Audun Dotseth, Vice President Massive Caliber Techniques at Nammo.
Initially, Nammo will begin the work on integrating its present 120mm ammunition to make sure a excessive security commonplace in addition to good compatibility with the K2 MBT.Within the mid- to long run, Nammo along with HRC additionally expects to finalize the event of a programmable fuze. It will allow the K2 MBT to make use of rounds with totally different situation dependent modes, with airburst as one such choice. The primary profitable check photographs with the brand new airburst ammunition have been fired at Rena firing vary throughout final Winter’s check and trials in Norway. To facilitate additional growth and testing procedures, an an identical gun with the one utilized by the K2 MBT, delivered by Hyundai Wia, will probably be completely arrange by HRC at Nammo’s Raufoss check middle.
The K2 Black Panther is a next-generation South Korean important battle tank designed by the Company for Protection Growth and manufactured by Hyundai Rotem. The K2 Black Panther combines an auto-loaded 120 mm 55-caliber smoothbore gun, superior composite armor, extraordinarily excessive frequency pulse-doppler radar, together with comfortable and hard-kill lively safety methods. The K2NO Black Panther being supplied for the Norwegian Military by the South Korean firm Hyundai Rotem. To this point, it has already chosen two doable contenders, after having evaluated as much as 9 choices, the final of which have been to amass new platforms or improve the present fleet of Leopard 2A4 tanks at the moment operated by the Norwegian military has.
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