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|
|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.