South Korea's Hyundai wins $60 million deal for Peru's APC

https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?sc=30800028&year=2024&no=327014
>South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem Co. has been selected as the preferred bidder to supply 30 wheeled armored vehicles to the Peruvian Army.

>The deal, if realized, would be Hyundai Rotem’s first export of wheeled armored vehicles and the first time a Korean combat armored vehicle will enter the Latin American market.

>Hyundai Rotem said on Thursday that it has been chosen as the preferred negotiator by Peruvian military authorities for the supply of wheeled armored vehicles.

>Under the potential contract, Hyundai Rotem will be eligible to deliver 30 units of its K808 White Tiger to the Peruvian Army. The deal valued at $60 million was facilitated by Korean trading company STX.

>Wheeled armored vehicles, characterized by individual wheels rather than continuous tracks, offer maneuverability akin to standard vehicles.

>The K808, equipped with an 8-wheel drive system, can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h on paved roads and around 25 km/h off-road.

>It features run-flat tires capable of sustaining operation even after being hit by gunfire and an automatic air pressure adjustment system based on surface pressure.

>The deal is expected to allow Hyundai Rotem to expand its business footprint in Latin America.

The contenders were
>GDLS LAV-III (Canada)
>FNSS Pars III (Turkey)
>Otokar ARMA (Turkey)
>PGZ Rosomak (Poland/Finland)

How did they do it?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It also comes with blast proof seats.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I refuse to believe that this isnt industry standard for all post-2010 vehicles

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of Russian vehicles still come from the factory without modern safety seats. Some low spec Chinese stuff too.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what if i told you that in some places in the world life is still very cheap

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A lot of Russian vehicles still come from the factory without modern safety seats. Some low spec Chinese stuff too.

          grim

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It seems a bit cramped inside.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was built with koreans in mind who are like 5'1"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          South Koreans are basically as tall as the average American. I think there's less than an inch of height difference.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >U.S. 177.1, or 5 feet, 9.5 inches
              >South Korea 174.9, or 5 feet, 9 inches

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >U.S. 177.1, or 5 feet, 9.5 inches
              >South Korea 174.9, or 5 feet, 9 inches

              bong sisters how do we respond without sounding mad?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                hi warriortard

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The average peruvian is 1.65m, it will only be bad for the commisioned officers I suppose, my grandpa was 1.80m, he retired as a general, you may still find the upper echelons being somewhat taller than the grunts.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Peruvian indos are short as frick also

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Peruvians are short by western standards but compared to japs they are straight up gigachads, peru actually had a japanese president (who was thrown into a peruvian jail for 16 years over corruption), this is him next to one of the spanish king's daughters who is no more than 5'6" herself, fujimori was probably a legit 4'10"...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's the point of that tube and gas spring contraption under the seat?
      Seems to only get in the way when you're trying to get out of the vehicle.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >What's the point of that tube and gas spring contraption under the seat?
        Automatic fire suppressor.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's probably so the passenger's legs don't get blown the frick out if the vehicle drives over an ied

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you mean like putting your feet on top? seems way too high up and in a video the troops don't seem to be using it, in fact one guy almost kinda trips over it when trying to run out of the vehicle. Seems pretty dangerous.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When you get blown up, you go up, when the vehicle falls down, you fall down, hitting either the roof or the floor are bad for your spine.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But that bar is only for your feet

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh that bar. Yeah that's so your feet aren't blown off and you can ride the seat up and down without smashing your feet when come down.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why did Turkey send two competitors

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >$60m deal for 30 APCs
      oh wow, it's fricking nothing

      two different companies

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >oh wow, it's fricking nothing
        Except that's not the whole amount of it.
        https://www.armyrecognition.com/news/army-news/army-news-2024/south-korean-hyundai-rotem-is-ready-to-supply-of-k808-apc-to-peru
        >Once Hyundai Rotem signs a binding contract with FAME later this month, the Korean company will export an initial batch of 30 units of its K808 wheeled armored vehicles, worth about $60 million, to Peru and then up to 120 units later. This would mark Hyundai Rotem’s first overseas exports of its wheeled armored vehicles, as well as Korea’s first armored vehicle sales to Latin America.
        So basically they're dividing the procurement into several phases while obtaining a total of 120 vehicles.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Let's be real, you're only getting 30 apc's, the rest gets cancelled, eternally postponed or the entire project gets canned because of corruption

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > It's not expensive enough and they're getting them too quickly.

        Sir, do you perhaps work in US Army procurement?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's 30 up front and 120 later. The Peruvians want local production too.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Now comes the hardest part, to consolidate the purchase.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    jesus, look at those side plates, flat as a board, no angle or deflection at all. A HEAT round is going to absolutely destroy those things, even an HMG will probably penetrate it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >look how flat she is Jesus Christ that's hot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >jesus, look at those side plates, flat as a board, no angle or deflection at all.
      Your opinion is pointless.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thats just a world of tanks player, opinions based on WoT logic is automatic F tier

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why the square box around the gun ?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/FV07ioA.jpeg

      https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?sc=30800028&year=2024&no=327014
      >South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem Co. has been selected as the preferred bidder to supply 30 wheeled armored vehicles to the Peruvian Army.

      >The deal, if realized, would be Hyundai Rotem’s first export of wheeled armored vehicles and the first time a Korean combat armored vehicle will enter the Latin American market.

      >Hyundai Rotem said on Thursday that it has been chosen as the preferred negotiator by Peruvian military authorities for the supply of wheeled armored vehicles.

      >Under the potential contract, Hyundai Rotem will be eligible to deliver 30 units of its K808 White Tiger to the Peruvian Army. The deal valued at $60 million was facilitated by Korean trading company STX.

      >Wheeled armored vehicles, characterized by individual wheels rather than continuous tracks, offer maneuverability akin to standard vehicles.

      >The K808, equipped with an 8-wheel drive system, can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h on paved roads and around 25 km/h off-road.

      >It features run-flat tires capable of sustaining operation even after being hit by gunfire and an automatic air pressure adjustment system based on surface pressure.

      >The deal is expected to allow Hyundai Rotem to expand its business footprint in Latin America.

      The contenders were
      >GDLS LAV-III (Canada)
      >FNSS Pars III (Turkey)
      >Otokar ARMA (Turkey)
      >PGZ Rosomak (Poland/Finland)

      How did they do it?

      >implying these APCs will be used for anything other than crushing dissidents

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They'll probably be used to kill Venezuelan commies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Those damn uppity llamas

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but helicopter rides are expensive anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They'll probably be used to kill Venezuelan commies.

        This and this, and it will be good.
        T. Peruvian

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do these things have gunz

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can someone answer my question?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can someone answer my question?

      Yes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?si&v=8MmBvaGD-IU

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cmon korean guy its just a few shitty cars to some shithole country
    Make a big sale or something. Or are you implying that many small sales chink at the proverbial military technology armor plate

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The boxer and now this, is this the time where we go back to WWI sovl tank design ?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The very fact that they’re willing to work with such a small contract simply tells me there’s corruption involved. Or if "corruption" is to strong of a word, how about "strong unofficial government support"?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Initially it was Serbian Lazar that was selected as the winner, but it didn't take them too long to realize that it's just a revamped BTR-80, so they thwarted the decision and went for more reliable Hyundai.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Peru is actually pretty good about smacking down procurement corruption. The Chinese tried to bribe the Peruvians into going for their MBT2000 tank but then the army found out what politicians were being paid off and it was cancelled. Funny story is that the Chinese tank actually scored better than the T90M but was still below the Leopard2, M1A1, K2 and Oplot-M. After the scandal Peru ended up selecting the Oplot-M with a western standardization option but then the war in Ukraine started. K2 was the armies front runner but was literally 3 times more expensive than the competitors. Now that Ukraine can't send the tanks and China is out I suspect the Peruvians are going to try to get some sort of cost reduced export version of the K2 like that variant with the Altay turret the Koreans proposed a few months back. The proposed Peruvian Abrams also had an autoloader which is kind of cool. After the scandal the Chinese who already sent the first few to Peru, as they expected to win said "well you already have the tanks so you can pay $20 million to ship them back or you can go through with the deal" so Peru basically said "frick you" and just is keeping them until the Chinese offer to take them back with free shipping. They should give them to Vietnam or the Filipinos IMO

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based. They should give them to Vietnam to cause Chinese turbo seethe. Mexico started to give away their Mi17s to Ukraine but too many commies seethed so they got domestic refabrications instead. Arent the Peruvians also having issues with Chinese fishermen incursions?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh corruption is easy in Peru, we have a high index, but it's also a sort of national sport to drag down virtually every elected politician under the charges of corruption, consider the amount of our presidents who have ended up in jail.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Oh corruption is easy in Peru, we have a high index, but it's also a sort of national sport to drag down virtually every elected politician under the charges of corruption, consider the amount of our presidents who have ended up in jail.
        When corruption is systematic, it becomes another tool for others to control the political class

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cool to see. I wonder why a Brazilian-Italian proposal, the Guarani 8x8 (SuperAV) wasn't also considered. Interesting either way. Mexico is going to replace about 500 ifvs with 300 8x8 and 200 tracked ifvs. They're looking for a variant with a 30mm/40mm main gun, probably the Bushmaster MK44 i'd imagine. It's hard to find info about it but it seems like Turkish, Korean and Singaporean vehicles. German, French, Brazilian, Finnish, Israeli and US options were declined.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Boxer is the only 8x8 Germans have and that one is far too expensive if Peru just wants a battlebus.
      Israel is a big no go in general.
      LAV-III is technically the US too I guess?
      no idea why Brapzille and france are out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Boxer is the only 8x8 Germans have
        Not really true, Rheinmetall has a new one but it’s apparently some diesel electric hybrid or something

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >German, French, Brazilian, Finnish, Israeli and US options were declined.

      Those come with political strings attached and they can just cancel shit on a whim of some low level politician finds your use of it too icky.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are modern armored vehicles so fricking ugly

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kind of a high center of gravity, isn't it?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lmfao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hi asiaticshill

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is this japanese pixel camo? it seems to be extremely effective.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    South Korea is the go-to for third worlders since only moron countries will buy Chinkshit, slavshit has been thoroughly exposed and not even their closest customers even want them anymore while buying America/EU comes a ton of political strings that most turd worlders don't want.

    Enter South Korea, who sells hardware and wants nothing to do with a turd world country's domestic affairs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Turkey is also filling that niche too. South Africa also used to be able to but their MIC is in shambles. Brazil has filled that role on and off too. I'd also say Singapore is great for that as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you mean third worlders like the US, Australia, Norway, Finland and Israel?

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