The Hyundai Rotem KW2 Scorpion 8×8 Wheeled APC Family aka 8×8 WAV (Infantry Combat Vehicle), was selected in 2012 as the South Korean military wheeled combat vehicle systems program. The vehicle is expected to enter service in 2016.
The 8×8 Wheeled Armored Vehicle is an infantry combat vehicle that is fitted with a 420hp diesel engine developed by Hyundai Motors, 7-speed transmission and 2-mode secondary transmission. Capable of moving on both land and water, it has been engineered to maximize crew operability with its ergonomic design and scalability to family vehicles. The 8×8 Wheeled Armored Vehicle is currently in the system development phase and is expected to be deployed by 2016.
Weight: Less than 20 tonnes
Dimensions: 7.4m x 2.7m x 2.9m (L X W X H)
Max. Road Speed: 100 km/h+
Max. Gradient/Side Slope: 60/30 %
Main Gun: K4/K6 MG
Main Characteristics: ACS | Automatic Fire Supression System | water-jet kit |
The KW2 family could include:
Self Propelled Anti Aircraft Gun – Fitted with a pair of turret-mounted 30mm Anti Aircraft Guns
Mortar Carrier – Equipped with a 120mm mortar weapon system mounted on a turn-table for firing from within the vehicle