South Korea Delivers 18 K2 Main Battle Tanks to Poland.

Hyundai Rotem Media Release

Hyundai Rotem reported that another 18 K2 tanks were delivered to Poland’s port of Gdynia. This is part of an order of 180 tanks agreed upon with the Polish Armed Forces Agency in August 2022. So far, Poland has received 46 K2 tanks, including an initial delivery in 2022 and another 18 in 2023.

Hyundai Rotem has been praised for its rapid production and delivery, exceeding local expectations. To ensure top performance, the company conducts rigorous quality control, including weekly diagnostics and incorporating feedback from previous deliveries.

The K2 tank, designed and manufactured in South Korea, is noted for its superior firepower, precision, and advanced protection. It features a 120mm main gun, 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, 12.7mm heavy machine gun, advanced composite armour, and Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA). Weighing 55 tons, it can reach speeds up to 70 km/h and has a range of 450 km.

Technological features include an advanced fire-control system, active protection system, NBC protection, night and thermal vision, and an automatic fire suppression system. It also has a snorkel for limited amphibious operations. The K2 accommodates a crew of three and has dimensions of 10.7 meters in length, 3.6 meters in width, and 2.4 meters in height.

A Hyundai Rotem spokesperson stated their commitment to the success of the Polish K2 tank project, covering production to maintenance and fulfilling obligations to the Polish defence forces.

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