March 30, 2012 11:12
Glitches were discovered during a recent test in the power pack of the homegrown K-2 battle tank that is currently under development. The power pack consists of engine and gearbox.
A military source on Thursday said the domestically developed power pack failed to satisfy three of the requirements, including controlling the speed and power of the cooling fan and acceleration. The source of the glitches has yet to be discovered.
As a result, the military is minded to import German-made power packs that will go into the initial batch of 100 K-2 tanks, out of a total 200 slated for production. Korea has spent around W120 billion (US$1=W1,137) on developing the power pack.
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