South Korea’s K-2 tank setback half of the domestic production line has stopped functioning
Data for: the latest Korean-made K-2 main battle tanks
Global Network reporter Song Wei Gang reported the South Korean government planned from 2009 to 2018 produced one trillion won into 3.0922 397 K 2 “Panther” tank, tank to promote localization. However, the equivalent of tanks, the heart of the “power unit (engine and transmission)” to postpone the development process for more than a year after the “Black Panther” tanks along the production delay, has not yet begun.
According to Korea, “Chosun Ilbo” reported on March 7, the newspaper reporter recently arrived at the Changwon, South Gyeongsang Gyeongsang modern Rotem tank welding factory. Area of ??14,850 square meters of factory production lines to stop about half a run. The other half of the production line is producing tanks for the rescue failed rescue tank.
reported that normal for the factory production line should now be in full swing to produce the value of 7.8 billion won each (about 45 million yuan) a new generation of K-2 “Panther” tank. However, the equivalent of tanks, the heart of the “power unit (engine and transmission)” to postpone the development process for more than a year after the “Black Panther” tanks along the production delay, has not yet begun. At the same time, and “Panther” tank production activities directly related to more than 1,400 co-operation, subcontracting company is also facing difficulties.
delayed the production process, the modern military-industrial areas Rotem to more than 800 employees transferred to the production of more than 170 South Korean high-speed passenger trains and other plants. Hyundai Rotem union president, said: “Panther” tank delayed the production process, the staff are very panic, suffered huge losses. We thought that the localization of the power units of the tank very promising, but now there is such a problem, people are very confused. “
reported that the initial stages of development,” Panther “tank test products using the German system power unit, without any problems. South Korea to promote the localization of the power units in order to export to foreign countries,” Black Panther ” tank, if you use German products imported products, you can not arbitrarily to export tanks Korea began in 2005 to promote the localization of power unit, resulting in a problem due to technical problems are not resolved, before the originally scheduled in December complete localization of the power units of South Korea has delayed twice a plan, the current goal has been postponed to June 2013.
South Korean government planned to sign with Turkey, “Black Panther” technology transfer and to receive more than 400 million contract dollars in compensation, but with the “Panther” tank delayed the development process, Turkey’s exports to the “Black Panther” technology plans are also affected Turkey in January this year South Korea’s anti-matter to the Office sent documents, request further technical assistance and to repeal part of the contract, South Korea, senior officials of the emergency to Turkey last month to appease the other side.
on the power unit problems caused by the “Panther” tanks to postpone the production process, South Korean experts said, has not been pre- carefully discuss the hastily developed a localization project, and made unreasonable domestic development agenda. South Korean National Assembly Defense Committee belongs to the Grand National Party lawmaker Jin Hesong said, “Black Panther” power unit development projects will inevitably lead to many controversies and problems, Defense Department in project management, business can not shirk its responsibility.