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The South Korean Defense Ministry presented the K1A2 tank

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"South Korean Abrams" received a new modification. As Armyrecognition.com reports, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Korea officially presented K1A2 - a new version of the main combat tank K1.


The K1 tank was developed in the 80s based on the American M1 Abrams. Later, in 90, Hyundai Rotem developed its upgraded version of the K1A1. For the first time, the development of the K1A2 tank at Hyundai Rotem was announced in 2014 year, and at the last ADEX 2017 exhibition, the South Korean Defense Ministry held a public demonstration of the updated tank.

The South Korean Defense Ministry presented the K1A2 tank


The K1A2 modification differs from the K1A1, first of all, by new electronics. The tank is equipped with updated TIUS systems (tank information and control system), which integrates all the electronic systems of the tank into a single network, and CICS (combat information and control system), which provides automated control of the tactical link and allows for the exchange of information between tanks and other military equipment and control points.



The Hyundai Rotem indicates that the K1A2 version uses electronics from the K2 Black Panther (eng. - black panther) - the new main battle tank of the South Korean army, put into service in 2014 year. The developers of the new version of K1 announced that by the year 2026 they are planning to upgrade all the K1A1 available in the South Korean army before the modification of K1A2.

Modification of K1A2 will allow temporarily replace the second batch of K2 Black Panther tanks, the production of which was supposed to start last year. Due to problems with South Korean engines that did not show an adequate level of reliability, the production of updated K2 Black Panther was postponed for several years until the military department found a supplier of new engines and transmissions, reports "Warspot"
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  1. NIKNN
    NIKNN 30 October 2017 11: 57 New
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    the production of the updated K2 Black Panther was postponed for several years until the military department finds a supplier of new engines and transmissions
    Black Panther is some kind of misunderstanding ..., dependence on suppliers of such components as the engine and transmission .... what It seemed to me that the South Koreans were able to do their own thing ..., was wrong ... request
    1. Partyzan
      Partyzan 30 October 2017 12: 00 New
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      Quote: NIKNN
      It seemed to me that the South Koreans were able to do their own thing ...

      it turned out - not all request
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 30 October 2017 12: 10 New
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        Quote: Partyzan
        it turned out - not all

        And from this, not all, very important things turned out to be. You want more code than you can .... repeat
        1. Partyzan
          Partyzan 30 October 2017 12: 13 New
          +5
          The only thing that is interesting is how Turkey will react to it. So how was the Korean engine designed for the Altai tank it designed? But, we will find out about this in the future.
          request
  2. IL-18
    IL-18 30 October 2017 11: 59 New
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    And they don’t want to buy the T-80 to Russia. Didn't three dozen tanks decide a lot for them? Either they don’t believe in miniAbrams and Panther, or they are plotting something serious against the DPRK (most likely, while the Americans are speaking at a serious level against neighbors from the north).
    1. svp67
      svp67 30 October 2017 12: 17 New
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      Quote: IL-18
      Didn't three dozen tanks decide a lot for them?

      Yes. In this situation, YES. Their K-2 failed, which our T-80U can’t do .... Our tank delighted the Koreans, someone who, and they know a lot about this business. Believe me .... on the word. wink
  3. svp67
    svp67 30 October 2017 12: 13 New
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    The K1 tank was developed in the 80s on the basis of the American M1 Abrams
    Which one he wrote, K-2 was created by the Germans, and they took Leopard 2 as the basis
    1. Pogrom
      Pogrom 30 October 2017 14: 56 New
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      K1 and K2 Black Panther are different tanks. The first almost copy of abrams. Second based on leopard 2.
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  5. tsenturion
    tsenturion 31 October 2017 09: 23 New
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    Cool site! I indicated the place of residence of the Crimea and my flag hohlyatsky got out! I demand a tricolor! sad
  6. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 31 October 2017 11: 48 New
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    What about the T-80U? South Korea took them in the 90s something of the order of 80 pieces ... Will they also upgrade or will they return the scrap metal to their homeland?