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Korea can not modify the tank of its own production

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Korea can not modify the tank of its own production

The Department of Defense Procurement Programs of the Republic of Korea (RK) once again extended the test program of the propulsion system of the main combat tank K-2.


Thus, the date of adopting a new domestic machine is postponed again due to technical problems, ITAR-TASS reports.

Carried out in August, tests of the power plant of the tank, including the engine and transmission, demonstrated that they did not meet military requirements.

The project to create a new battle tank, which spent over 2 trillion won (1,84 billion dollars), began in 2006. This was preceded by ten years of research and development designed to replace existing combat vehicles, including the K1 tank and the outdated American tank M48.

However, plans to start mass production of domestic tanks in 2016 were in jeopardy due to the ongoing problems with the power plant.

If all the other tests have been successfully completed, engine and transmission failures can force developers to make major changes to the project, reports Renhap.

"Now the Office of Defense Procurement Programs has extended the test period in order to discuss with other departments the possibility of further delaying the project or revising all plans altogether," said his representative.

If, because of the details of domestic production, the tests fail again, then Seoul may consider the possibility of purchasing a power plant in Germany.

Diesel engine 1500 hp and the transmission for the K-2 tank was copied by the Koreans from the German MTU-890 project. The main developers are local Doosan Infracore and S&T Dynamics, which have attracted over 1000 local subcontractors.

The new tank is equipped with an automatic gun caliber 120 mm, it is able to reach speeds of up to 70 km / h and with the help of a snorkel can overcome water obstacles down to the depth of 410 cm.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 5 September 2013 10: 10 New
    +9
    The uniform of the tankmen is "a la bros of the 90s". Like in tracksuits. With the color of overalls and helmets on the battlefield during the evacuation of the crew, as the targets in the shooting range will be.
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 5 September 2013 10: 32 New
      +5
      How long have been finalized! During this time, the Turks based on K-2 have already created ALTAY, and equipped with German engines. Probably the Koreans want to put their engines. Well, it’s the business. Just spent a lot of time and money ..
      1. Kars
        Kars 5 September 2013 11: 46 New
        +4
        Quote: xetai9977
        During this time, the Turks based on K-2 have already created ALTAI

        It is still unknown what this Altai is, and whether there are any worse problems than the Koreans. Yes, and Altai looks simpler.
    2. UV58
      UV58 6 September 2013 05: 06 New
      0
      but not, on the contrary, they will pass for civilians. )))
      - A peaceful motorcyclist, rode, rode, there is war, please release. I really need to go home.
  2. elmi
    elmi 5 September 2013 10: 12 New
    11
    Korea can not modify the tank of its own production

    They get better phones.
    1. mivmim
      mivmim 5 September 2013 11: 17 New
      +2
      Yes, China makes phones for them.
    2. artemiy
      artemiy 5 September 2013 11: 39 New
      +1
      They've been too smart)))
  3. Slotxnumx
    Slotxnumx 5 September 2013 10: 14 New
    +4
    Well, here you have high Korean technology)))
  4. Panikovsky
    Panikovsky 5 September 2013 10: 16 New
    +4
    these sooner or later will bring to mind. very hardworking, persistent and persistent.
    1. Konsmo
      Konsmo 5 September 2013 10: 34 New
      +3
      Ugu.3D points will be reported and sold at a discount to the military
  5. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 5 September 2013 10: 20 New
    +1
    Quote: seasoned
    The uniform of the tankmen is "a la bros of the 90s". Like in tracksuits. With the color of overalls and helmets on the battlefield during the evacuation of the crew, as the targets in the shooting range will be.

    They look more like pilots than tankers! laughing
  6. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 5 September 2013 10: 22 New
    0
    Quote: Slot46
    Well, here you have high Korean technology)))

    And take ours to them and offer them: "We have a T-90 here, a good tank, no one has complained!"
  7. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 5 September 2013 10: 23 New
    +2
    Quote: elmi
    Korea can not modify the tank of its own production

    They get better phones.

    So maybe Samsung will undertake to finish it? And he will have a new lineup ...
    1. VasDA
      VasDA 5 September 2013 10: 49 New
      +4
      Such maaaaaaaaaaaaalenky, tooooooooonykie ... and it will be convenient to hold in your hand ... laughing
      1. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 5 September 2013 15: 02 New
        0
        And the tower, by the way, turned out for them, taking into account the armor, quite flat. Are they lying in it, or what?
  8. Debryansk
    Debryansk 5 September 2013 10: 28 New
    +2
    I think the power plant would be more profitable to turn to Russian developers.
  9. svp67
    svp67 5 September 2013 10: 36 New
    +2
    Carried out in August, tests of the power plant of the tank, including the engine and transmission, demonstrated that they did not meet military requirements.
    Your deeds are wonderful.
    1500 hp diesel engine and the transmission for the K-2 tank, the Koreans copied from the German project MTU-890
    Probably already worth many countries, including India, and is it worth it to swing at copying German achievements ...
    Interestingly, the 890 range itself was not designed on the basis of any commercial diesel engines that both companies produce for trucks and tractors, but practically from scratch, especially for military use.


    Assembly of the six-cylinder diesel engine “890” (photo from mtu-friedrichshafen.com).

    The ultra-compact V-shaped “six” is almost a single unit with an electric transmission generator (photo from mtu-friedrichshafen.com).
  10. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich 5 September 2013 10: 41 New
    +3
    They were told in Russian that they needed files. This is not to collect telly, everything is much more serious here.
  11. nod739
    nod739 5 September 2013 10: 42 New
    0
    Quote: Starover_Z
    So maybe Samsung will undertake to finish it?

    Well then, after a year of use, the batteries will begin to explode, along with the ammunition))
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 5 September 2013 10: 51 New
      +2
      On a very solid self-propelled gun K9 Samsung development does not explode.
  12. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 5 September 2013 10: 54 New
    0
    he is able to reach speeds of up to 70 km / h and with the help of a snorkel he can overcome water barriers with a depth of up to 410 cm along the bottom.

    Judging by the article, just the opposite. Not capable and cannot.
  13. Russ69
    Russ69 5 September 2013 11: 25 New
    +2
    It turned out not so easy to make a normal tank ... They have been fighting over it for a long time, but we criticize the unfinished "Armata", why we are not ready.
  14. ed65b
    ed65b 5 September 2013 11: 33 New
    0
    It is necessary to attract the ski, those tankers are building, and maybe they will do dviglo. Although diesel is not gasoline. Here is Isuzik’s gasoline 3 liter for the letter g .., and the diesel engine hoo, walks and walks.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 5 September 2013 11: 40 New
      0
      Do they even make their own powerful diesel engines? Some kind of strange situation. Well, I hardly believe that they are unable to make a properly licensed engine.

      Maybe something undercover?
  15. mr.Bear
    mr.Bear 5 September 2013 11: 44 New
    0
    How long have been finalized! During this time, the Turks based on K-2 have already created ALTAY, and equipped with German engines. Probably the Koreans want to put their engines. Well, it’s the business. Just spent a lot of time and money ..

    It is not only a business, but also a right one. To buy, not to create. If they do, they will get good experience, and the base. + independence from 3 persons. But why do they need a bunch of tanks? Oh, better truce sought with a neighbor;)
  16. Sirs
    Sirs 5 September 2013 11: 50 New
    0
    They have almost all ICEs for German cars under license. So it came to armament.))) One example of dependence on the adversary, the Germans will break such a price !!!
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 5 September 2013 11: 53 New
      0
      Quote: Sirs
      One example of addiction to adversary

      I somehow do not really represent the war of South Korea against Germany.
  17. KononAV
    KononAV 5 September 2013 12: 09 New
    0
    Why do they need it?
  18. starhina01
    starhina01 5 September 2013 13: 56 New
    +1
    tanks do it you do not pick your nose laughing
  19. Siberian
    Siberian 5 September 2013 14: 56 New
    0
    1500 hp diesel engine and the transmission for the K-2 tank, the Koreans copied from the German project MTU-890
    Well, Koreans are generally modest. smile Let them take an example from their many neighbors. They will pick up a little from everyone, and then copy from all the models and assemble the designer and then push the others for cheap wassat
  20. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 7 September 2013 21: 24 New
    0
    Cool tank, engine will bring to mind - no, they’ll buy from the Germans ...

    If I were local laughter, I would be worried about the engine for "ARMATA" !!!
  21. Panikovsky
    Panikovsky 8 September 2013 15: 10 New
    0
    my uncle went to sea for many years, so about Koreans, in Pussan, he said, a very hardworking, friendly people. He said that they did not like the Japanese. he said that in Poussan there were only Korean cars.