South Korea Defense Industry unveils new K808 armoured vehicles at ADEX 2017

New South Korean 8x8 armoured vehicle K808 at the ADEX 2017
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Hyundai Rotem has unveiled its new family of wheeled armoured vehicle at the ADEX 2017,  Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition.

The new K808 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (WAV) is a new generation of South Korea’s combat vehicles. The K808 is designed for speedy troop deployment and reconnaissance missions in front-line areas, including mountainous regions.

The K808 WAV is motorized with a Diesel engine developping 430 hp. ant it can run at a maximum speed of 100 km/h.

The baseline infantry carrier is armed with a shielded 12.7 mm machine gun. However the K808 can support a remotely-controlled weapon station, or a two-man turret, armed with a 30 mm cannon, or other weapons that pack a heavier punch. So the Hyundai Rotem can arm this armored vehicles depending on customer requirements.

Weight Less than 20 tonnes
Crew 11
Dimension 7.4m x 2.7m x 2.9m (L X W X H)
Max. Speed More than 100 km/h
Max. Gradient/Side Slope 60/30 %
Main Gun K4/K6 MG
Main Characteristics ACS | Automatic Fire Supression System | water-jet kit |

The Korean army plans to deploy 600 wheeled 6×6 and 8×8 armored vehicles from 2018 until 2020. These will replace tracked armored vehicles in the rapid deployment and internal security roles.

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