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K21 South Korean Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

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"WEG"
"Infantry Vehicles"
"Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)"
"Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)"
"Korea, Republic of (South)"
"PRO_South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The K21 is a South Korean infantry fighting vehicle. A replacement for the K200-series, it was formerly designated as K300 or XK21 KNIFV (Korea Next-generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle). The initial production began in 2009, with the Republic of Korea Army planning to field approximately 466 units. It is designed to effectively defeat other IFVs as heavily armed and armored as the BMP-3. The K21 KNIFV's chassis is constructed entirely out of fiberglass, reducing the weight of the vehicle and enabling it to travel at higher speeds without bulky and powerful engines. The NIFV is to be lighter than other IFVs, including the American Bradley series, increasing both speed and payload. The design was finally deemed production-ready in 2009, following 10 years in development and a research budget expenditure of approximately USD $80 million. More than 85% of the vehicle's design is domestic. However a redesign is in order following the sinking of two vehicles while engaged in amphibious operations. A board of inquiry found that the problem was a lack of buoyancy, a malfunctioning wave plate, and a technical problem with the drain pump, all of which are to be corrected in the new design."
dateOfIntroduction2009
countryOfOrigin"Korea, Republic of (South)"
proliferation"South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
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"South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
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name"IFV K21 TRKD"
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images
"K-21_IFV_SK(A).jpg"
"K-21_IFV_SK(B).jpg"
"K-21_IFV_SK(C).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"K-21; The K21 is a South Korean infantry fighting vehicle. A replacement for the K200-series, it was formerly designated as K300 or XK21 KNIFV (Korea Next-generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle)."
name"Type"
value"Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Hanwha Defense (originally Daewoo Heavy Industries, later renamed as Doosan DST, follow by Hanwha Defense Systems)"
name"Family"
value"K200 Series"
name"Configuration"
value"Track"
name"Crew"
value"3"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"9"
units"ea"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"6.9 m"
name"Width"
value"3.4 m"
name"Height"
value"2.6 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"25 tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Doosan D2848LXE"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"680"
units"hp"
name"Range"
value"450"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"70"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"6"
units"km/h"
name"Gradient"
value"60%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.8 m"
name"Trench"
value"0.8 m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"Amphibious"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x S&T Dynamics K40 40mm Autocannon"
name"Type"
value"Autocannon"
name"Caliber"
value"40mm"
name"Quantity"
value"1"
name"Length"
value"3,893 mm"
name"Width"
value"700 mm"
name"Height"
value"1,343 mm"
name"Weight"
value"720 k"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"12,000 m"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"6,000 m (ground); 4,000 m (air)"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"300 rds/mi"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"1,005 m/s (HE); 1,400 m/s(AP)"
name"Feeding"
value"Bottom-up, Multiple, Linkles"
name"Operation"
value"Recoil-Operating"
name"Firing Mode"
value"Safety, Single, Burs"
name"Reloading"
value"Magazine down-docking"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"PFHE, APFSDS, MMFA, T"
name"Caliber"
value"40mm"
units"mm"
name"Shell"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"40 Rounds"
properties
name"Turret"
value"The Gun is installed on two-man turret with the commander seated on the left and the gunner on the right."
name"Auxiliary Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"K12"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"S&T Daewoo"
name"Quantity"
value"2 x K12 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Guns"
name"Length"
value"1,234 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"560 mm"
name"Weight"
value"12 kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, rotating bolt"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"650-950 rounds/min (rpm)"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"800 m"
name"Feed System"
value"Disintegrating M13 belt"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×51mm NATO"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM)"
properties
name"Note"
value"The K-21 also carries two indigenously developed ATGW launchers, but exact details and number of missiles carried are unknown."
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes, The fire-control system is able to spot and track targets as far away as 6,000 metres (3.7 mi) away and identify them from up to 3,000 metres (1.9 mi) away. IFF sensors are also present. The vehicle also has hunter-killer capabilities with its separate commander's sight (IFV Commander's Panoramic Sight or ICPS) and gunner's sight (IFV Gunner's Primary Sight or IGPS), which can detect both ground and aerial targets. The sights are designed by Samsung Thales."
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes, The commander's sight is equipped with the same system as the gunner's. This allows the gunner to use the commander's sight to engage targets if his own sight is disabled or destroyed. The commander of the vehicle also has the ability to override the command to take control of the turret and gun from the gunner."
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes, The gunner's sight is equipped with a third generation thermal viewer and a 1.54 μm laser rangefinder. It can detect targets from 6,000 meters away and identify them from 3,000 meters away."
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes"
name"IFF"
value"Yes"
name"Battle Management System"
value"Yes, The K21 is able to carry a total of 9 passengers and 3 more vehicle crew members. With the Battle Management System, the vehicle crew and passengers inside the vehicle can be instantly notified about the environment around them, improving their situational awareness. A 15 in (38 cm) screen is installed inside the passenger compartment, which provides various data from the BMS. The vehicle is mounted with an external CCD camera, and the passengers inside can survey the environment using the same screen."
name"Vehicular Information System"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"2519 aluminium alloy chassis. Layers consisting of S2 glass fiber reinforced Al2O3 ceramic armor. All round protection against 14.5×114mm API projectiles as well as 20 mm FSP. Frontal armour is resistant to 30 mm APDS rounds fired from a 2A72 autocannon (standard on BMP-3 turrets). Roof armour is resistant to 155 mm artillery shell fragments."
name"Turret Armor"
value"All round protection against 14.5×114mm API projectiles as well as 20 mm FSP"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"Soft- and hard-kill anti-missile defense systems, ERA, NERA (only for the K21 PIP)"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Yes"
variants
name"K21-105"
notes"Light Tank version with a 105mm rifled main gun."
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