South Korea and Poland Ready for Production of K2PL Tanks Based on the 120mm K2 Black Panther

South Korea and Poland Ready for Production of K2PL Tanks Based on the 120mm K2 Black Panther
South Korea and Poland Ready for Production of K2PL Tanks Based on the 120mm K2 Black Panther

International Military - South Korea and Poland will build a K2PL tank based on the 120mm K2 Black Panther. This has been agreed through a signing of a good agreement from both parties.

The agreement was signed during the Eurosatory international defense and security exhibition in Paris. The signed agreement was officially announced by the Head of the Ministry of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak and signed by the Korean manufacturer Hyundai Rotem and the Polish manufacturer Polską Grupą Zbrojeniową.

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Quoted from Bulgarian Military, at this time, there is no specific information about what the tank will look like and what different features and elements will be integrated into it to meet Poland's needs. However, photos of the models shared on social media claim that they show the K2PL design.

According to them, the Polish-Korean tank will have a 7th wheel in the wheel mechanism. Where this will make the K2PL longer than usual for main battle tanks. It is rumored that the tank will receive a new turret design, and ammunition distribution will also be improved.

There is no information on what the tank's main gun will be and whether it will retain the K2 Black Panther's 120mm gun or will be used differently), or a secondary weapon, which serves for protection in close combat.

In addition, K2 Black Panther itself is one of the MBTs that is included in the top 10. This means that the K2 Black Panther MBT itself is included in the best MBT in the world.

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Explained on YouTube Military TV, K2 Black Panther is included in the top 10 deadliest MBTs. Not only in the top 10, but K2 Black Panther is ranked 2nd. The inclusion of K2 Black Panther in the 2nd position makes this MBT one of the most advanced land defense systems.

Therefore, it can be concluded that the K2 Black Panther is the most advanced MBT in the Asian region today. In addition, the K2 Black Panther is an MBT made by a well-known company from South Korea called Hyundai Rotem. With the role of Hyundai Rotem, South Korea can create the K2 Black Panther MBT.

The K2 Black Panther weighs 55 tonnes and is operated by a crew of three. The tank is 10.8 meters long, but the distance between the chassis axles is 7.5 meters, 3.6 meters wide and 2.4 meters high. The armor of the tank is a combination of POSCO MIL-12560H armor and other secret plates along with ERA and NERA modular add-on armor, in addition to soft-kill and hard-kill anti-missile defense systems.

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