South Korea’s new K2 tanks major defects will delay production and export
2007 年 3 2, is described as the world’s top Korea chariot” XK2 Panther “tanks debuted
Global Network reporter Jia-Jun report: South Korea development of new K-2 “Panther” tank core component problems, South Korea previously imported from Germany, made after the realization of the tank with the engine, install it on a test drive in the Panthers found a major problem, which will lead to production and exports.
according to South Korea Central Daily News reported on November 25, South Korean Defense Minister Bian Wu root cause of Hall 24, said: “Panther core component of serious problems, may not implement the budget next year.” In this regard, Panthers had intended production plans become complicated and confusing, as the object to Turkey’s exports and technology transfer program is also likely to be delayed.
reported that the defects of the engine and transmission components are connected the “power unit (Power Pack)”. Before the tank are the power units of the core components imported from Germany, but the Defense Research Institute and other successful domestically. However, the Panthers will be installed on a test drive in the process discovered a problem.
It is reported that South Korea’s national defense, Hall put into the budget this year for the Panther tank 7 billion won; for the purpose of mass production next year also decided to invest 88.2 billion won budget. Panthers 23, the budget was passed National Defense Committee’s deliberations. National Defense Commission official said: “Defense Department has not yet mastered the cause of serious defects cause”, “not to mention the 7 billion won this year’s budget, the budget next year may not be performed.”
K-2 Panther tanks in Korea National Defense Research Institute (ADD) 2007, developed the new tank, allegedly, to 2 kilometers of enemy tanks moving more than 95% hit rate, but also combat helicopters.