According to the signed agreement, Hyundai Rotem will annually transfer to the South Korean army about 100 new armored personnel carriers. In total, the Republic of Korea will receive 500 units K808 and 100 units K806 as part of the transaction. The transaction amount was $ 357 million.
K808 armored personnel carrier
The K808 and K806 armored personnel carriers are designed to replace the K200 and K21 tracked infantry fighting vehicles in service with the South Korean army. The 808 has a wheel formula 8 × 8 and is designed for transporting infantry (including in mountainous areas). K806 with wheel formula 6 × 6 is designed for conducting reconnaissance and road operations.
K806 armored personnel carrier
Both cars are amphibious and equipped with 430 l engines. with. capable of accelerating them to 100 km / h on the highway. K808 and K806 can be equipped with various combat modules with machine-gun and rocket weapons, as well as 30, 90 and 120 mm caliber guns.
The development of the K808 and K806 began in 2012, and in May last year, the machines completed passing state tests. K806 machines weighing 16 tons are planned to be used for reconnaissance operations and protecting units on the march. Twenty-ton K808 are designed to transfer troops and actions on the battlefield along with the main combat tanks South Korea reports "Warspot"