The Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) has begun deploying a state-of-the-art command post vehicle, according to the nation’s arms procurement agency – the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). It is based on the existing local design of the wheeled K808 armoured vehicle, allowing maintenance costs to be fairly low. The military is looking to deploy around 600 of these vehicles fitted with the most advanced communications systems to supply combat commands with high mobility by 2029 to ROKA and Marine Corps units that typically operate out of command post tents which take time to be erected and vulnerable to enemy targeting. The vehicles are capable of defending against enemy fire and chemical, biological and radiological threats.
As part of the Army’s TIGER 4.0 project to equip troops with advanced weapons platforms, the first unit to receive the wheeled vehicles was the 25th Infantry Division based in Yangju, 30km north of Seoul. shp/adj/dl (Pix:Defense Acquisition Program Administration)