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Facing Domestic Reliability Issues, Seoul Turns To Germany For Tank Engines

April 03 2012

South Korea

The South Korean government will buy engine and transmission systems from Germany for its initial batches of a domestically developed main battle tank, reports the Korea Times.

The first 100 K2 Black Panther tanks will be fitted with the German powerpacks rather than Korean ones, a spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said on Monday.

The domestic powerpack has suffered problems with reliability and durability, which are unlikely to be fixed in...

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