South Korea Offers Tanks to Malaysia

5 November 2009 (Last Updated November 5th, 2009 18:30)

South Korea has said that it will sell the next-generation infantry fighting vehicle K21 and the Black Fox armoured vehicle to the Malaysian Army. Talks for the potential sale are currently underway between the Malaysian Government and Korean military vehicles manufacturer Doosan DST. <

South Korea has said that it will sell the next-generation infantry fighting vehicle K21 and the Black Fox armoured vehicle to the Malaysian Army.

Talks for the potential sale are currently underway between the Malaysian Government and Korean military vehicles manufacturer Doosan DST.

The 25t K-21 features advanced high-tech systems including a anti-tank missile system, battle management system, internal navigation, vehicular information systems, and a friend or foe identification system.

The 6.9m-long and 3.4m-wide infantry fighting vehicle has an operational range of 500km and a maximum road speed of 70km/h. The 16t Black Fox armoured personnel carrier is available in 6×6 and 8×8 configurations.

Doosan DST sold 111 Korean infantry fighting vehicles to the Malaysian armed forces between 1993 and 1995.