South Korea Deploys New KW2 Anti-Aircraft Gun Wheeled (AAGW) Vehicle System
The South Korean Protection Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) mentioned that South Korea’s navy has began deploying a homegrown new KW2 AAGW (Anti-Plane Gun Wheeled) 30 mm anti-aircraft gun wheeled automobile system produced by Hanwha Protection for area operations below a mission to interchange decades-old Vulcan cannons. Hanwha Protection has delivered an preliminary batch of the programs that have been ordered in June 2020 for KRW250 billion (USD211 million). Whereas Hanwha Protection led the SPAAG programme, a number of different main corporations and about 200 small corporations participated in its improvement.
The KW2 AAGW, primarily based on the chassis of Hyundai Rotem’s K808 8×8 armoured automobile, will change the 20 mm M167 Vulcan Air Protection System that has been operational for greater than 40 years in South Korea’s military, air drive, and marine corps. The KW2 AAGW weighs 26.5 tons and might journey as much as 90 km/h. It’s outfitted with a pair of podded 30 mm autocannons on the Biho turret, able to firing 600 rounds per minute. Its firing vary is 3 km, 1.2 km farther than the M167. The SPAAG additionally options an electro-optical/infrared system enabling computerized day/evening goal monitoring.
Automobile has a crew of three, together with commander, gunner and driver, nonetheless producer suggests, that it could possibly accommodate extra operators. Driver is seated in direction of the entrance on the appropriate aspect, with the diesel energy pack to the left. Commander and gunner are seated within the turret. This self-propelled anti-aircraft gun has an all-welded armored hull. It gives safety in opposition to small arms hearth and artillery shell splinters. A brand new wheeled SPAAG may complement the tracked K30 Biho self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG).
The K808/806 wheeled armored personnel service is household of 6×6 and eight×8 armored autos. Developed by Hyundai Rotem as a personal enterprise in 2012, the Korean Military declared a plan to amass 600 6×6 and eight×8 wheeled APCs to be able to assist construct fast response forces molded after U.S. Stryker fight brigades, in keeping with the Protection Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). Hyundai Rotem, a (subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group), made the K808/806 in competitors with the Doosan Black Fox and Samsung Techwin MPV, and finally received the competitors.
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