Tuesday, June 18, 2024

North Korea unveils new wheeled tank destroyer

During a recent visit to the Academy of Defense Science, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected various weapon system models, including a new wheeled tank destroyer.

The new combat vehicle, resembling the Chinese-made ST1 8×8 tank destroyer, is based on the 8×8 M-2020 armored personnel carrier. It features a 105mm rifled gun, a 12.7mm coaxial machine gun, and a 7.62mm machine gun installed in a remote-controlled turret.

This tank destroyer is likely designed to enhance the firepower and mobility of North Korea’s rapid deployment forces, targeting enemy tanks and bolstering the overall combat effectiveness of its units.


This development comes at a time of heightened tensions in the region, with North Korea continuing to invest in its military infrastructure amid international scrutiny and sanctions. The introduction of the new tank destroyer not only demonstrates North Korea’s technological advancements but also its commitment to enhancing its military readiness.

The new combat vehicle’s features, such as its powerful 105mm gun and remote-controlled turret, reflect advancements in North Korea’s military engineering. These capabilities are essential for maintaining an edge in modern warfare, where mobility and firepower are critical components of military strategy.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



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