South Korean military units are testing newly developed tactical vehicles reportedly based on Humvee armored vehicles.
Five types of indigenous multipurpose wheeled vehicles have been delivered to such forward-deployed units as the Army's 12th Division and the Marine Corps' 2nd Division since January for a four-month test run before mass production, Yonhap reports citing a statement by the nation's arms procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration.
The vehicles are designed to replace the military's aged K-131 and K-311A1 vehicles. The basic model has a maximum speed of 135 kilometers per hour.
"They have superb mobility in unpaved mountainous territory" in addition to various devices for drivers including automatic transmission, GPS and rear-view camera, said the DAPA.
"Small-sized tactical vehicles are expected to greatly improve the power of combat teams," Brig. Gen. Um Dong-hwan, a senior DAPA, official said.
AM General has won a contract worth $28 million from the US Army to procure 150 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles (HMMWV or Humvee) for the Iraqi forces. “AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $28,195,632 modification (P00025) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W56HZV-15-C-0155 to procure 150 M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles for the government of Iraq,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
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South Korea has decided to acquire two advanced early warning radars to detect the North's ballistic missiles within this year. A regular meeting on arms procurement projects presided by Defense Minister Han Min-koo approved the plan, Defense Acquisition Program Agency (DAPA) was quoted as saying in a statement by Yonhap Tuesday
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