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South Korean company to unveil AS21 Redback infantry fighting vehicle at Land Forces 2018

South Korean company Hanwha Defense Systems will unveil new AS21 Redback infantry fighting vehicle during the Land Forces 2018 conference that will be held in Adelaide, Australia on 4-6 September.

The advanced version of the K21 infantry fighting vehicle, to be known in Australia as the AS21 Redback, will be showcased for the first time at the Land Forces 2018 conference.

The AS21 Redback is designed for the Land 400 Phase 3 campaign to replace Australian Army’s M113AS4 armoured personnel carrier (APC).


The new modifications have been conceived to enhance survivability against higher threat levels and match peer enemy armoured fighting vehicles. Also, Redback’s larger hull with greater internal volume to accommodate eight 95th percentile male dismounts plus three crew.

Hanwha confirmed that space, weight and power provisions have been made to enable the turret to accommodate an active protection system that the ADF will most likely select separately, with the detection and tracking sensors, radar and countermeasure dispensers clearly in evidence.

A Hanwha spokesman said, “With such heritage, Hanwha Defense Systems is able to customise its armoured solutions to a variety of specifications in order to meet future warfare requirements of any country.”

Hanwha Defense Systems is a leading defence platform provider in South Korea with product portfolio of armoured personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicles, air defence systems, and launcher systems.

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Dylan Malyasov
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Dylan Malyasov is the executive editor of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant READ MORE