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#181 JasonJ

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 0032 AM

One K-9 suffered a fatal howitzer accident. It's surely a great piece with a service of more than 15 years already. Accidents know how to sneak up. Army says cause was faulty parts.

http://www.koreahera...=20171226000364


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#182 Panzermann

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 1514 PM

One K-9 suffered a fatal howitzer accident. It's surely a great piece with a service of more than 15 years already. Accidents know how to sneak up. Army says cause was faulty parts.

http://www.koreahera...=20171226000364

 

 

that short articel tells not much.
 

 

South Korea's Army said Tuesday a mechanical flaw triggered the explosion of a K-9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer in August that left three soldiers dead and four others wounded.

The howitzer blew up abruptly while in use at a shooting range in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province. The Army has since suspended the operation of K9s for training purposes, although it remains operational for combat ones.

The detonator ignited by itself and some components functioned abnormally, the Army said after a joint investigation joined by 113 government, military officials and civilian experts.

 

The announcement indicated no human error or mistake at the time of the accident.

In a press release, however, it did not directly mention the responsibility of the manufacturer of the artillery system, Hanwha Land Systems, an affiliate of Hanwha Techwin.

The Army plans to resume the use of K9s at training sites "in stages" and take additional safety measures for troops operating K9s, plus a better maintenance system. (Yonhap)

 

 

so what went wrong? out of battery? faulty charge?


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#183 Overseer Marianne

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 2317 PM

https://www.hanwha.c...ew.do?seq=3836

http://www.sedaily.c...View/1S3HI4W3GE (both article is korean)

 

August 22, First 6 K9A1 were delivered to army

 

now army plans to upgrade the army's whole K9 to K9A1 until mid 2020~2030


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#184 Calvinb1nav

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 2321 PM

https://www.hanwha.c...ew.do?seq=3836

http://www.sedaily.c...View/1S3HI4W3GE (both article is korean)

 

August 22, First 6 K9A1 were delivered to army

 

now army plans to upgrade the army's whole K9 to K9A1 until mid 2020~2030

http://hanwhalandsystems.com/mobile/products/firearms-system-k9a1 Here's the manufacture's webpage in English describing the differences.


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#185 Dawes

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 1151 AM

In Finnish service is it still referred to as the K-9 Thunder?


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#186 Nikolas93TS

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 2341 PM

Yes.

Panssarihaupitsi K9 Moukari (Thunder).
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#187 Chris Werb

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 1525 PM

 

https://www.hanwha.c...ew.do?seq=3836

http://www.sedaily.c...View/1S3HI4W3GE (both article is korean)

 

August 22, First 6 K9A1 were delivered to army

 

now army plans to upgrade the army's whole K9 to K9A1 until mid 2020~2030

http://hanwhalandsystems.com/mobile/products/firearms-system-k9a1 Here's the manufacture's webpage in English describing the differences.

 

 

Hi Dawes - that link takes me to an error page.


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#188 Calvinb1nav

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 2015 PM

 

 

 

Hi Dawes - that link takes me to an error page.

 

It was working.  Try this http://hanwhalandsys...rms-system-k9a1


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#189 Chris Werb

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 1826 PM

 

 

 

 

Hi Dawes - that link takes me to an error page.

 

It was working.  Try this http://hanwhalandsys...rms-system-k9a1

 

 

Much better, thank you.  I love this SP 105mm - it looks like someone gave Ryan Gill an M101 and shut him in a barn for few hours, then he drove it straight out through the doors, A-Team style. :)


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#190 Overseer Marianne

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 0334 AM

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oman export variant of K2 

 

 

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#191 JasonJ

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 0728 AM

Some K2 shooting of the 8th Division in February, this year.

http://kookbang.dema...0010023/view.do


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#192 JasonJ

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 0532 AM

A demonstration including various AFVs such as the K2s at a Ground Forces Festival a couple of days ago.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 0634 AM

The first two K9 VIDAR (Versatile InDirect ARtillery system, as well as the Norse God of Vengeance) and the first K10 VIDAR have arrived in Norway:

 


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#194 Laser Shark

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 1155 AM

More K9 VIDAR footage. The .50 on top is also interesting as its one of the new M2A2N.
 
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"Oh shit" moment at 1:16?

Edited by Laser Shark, 24 February 2020 - 1159 AM.

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#195 JasonJ

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 0125 AM

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#196 JasonJ

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 0153 AM

K2 undergoing testing in Oman.

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http://bemil.chosun....&pn=2&num=91770


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 0256 AM

Not sure how the Koreans handled this particular case. Women are exempt from their military service, I believe.

 


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#198 JasonJ

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 1933 PM

Not sure how the Koreans handled this particular case. Women are exempt from their military service, I believe.
 


He/She/It got discharged.

An appeal by a former Korean sergeant, who was forcibly discharged from the military after sex reassignment surgery, to revoke the decision to has been denied, the Army said Friday.

Byun Hee-soo, 22, was discharged from the military on Jan. 22 after undergoing sex reassignment surgery while enlisted, despite her wish to continue service as a female officer.

What she has done “falls into reasons deemed unfit” for military service in accordance with the current law, the Army said.

She filed an appeal with a committee in the Army in February seeking to cancel the decision, saying it is unfair that she has been forcibly discharged based on her gender.

Headed by a colonel, the committee, which is composed of external figures including a judge, convened a meeting Monday to review whether the sergeant being discharged was legitimate.

“The decision (to discharge the soldier from the military) was made legitimately in accordance with the medical examination standards and discharge procedures stipulated in the current Military Personnel Management Act and no ilegality was found with the decision,” the Army said in a statement Friday.

Byun is to file suit against the Army, asking the court to invalidate the decision.

Byun, a tank driver in a unit in Gyeonggi Province, underwent sex reassignment surgery in December in Thailand after gaining approval from the unit. She was the first active-duty officer to have sex reassignment surgery while in service.

Currently, there are no rules concerning those who enlist in the military as men and subsequently undergo gender reassignment surgery after being conscripted.


Under the Defense Ministry’s ordinance, active servicemen who suffer considerable mental or physical damage are subject to a review of their suitability for given positions.

Following a medical examination, the transgender sergeant received a grade 3 on a scale of 1 to 11 on mental and physical disabilities, where 11 would be the best score, due to the removal of the genitals.

Under Korea’s regulations on military recruitment, transgender people are considered mentally disabled, labeled with “gender identity disorder” and declared unfit for military service.

http://m.koreaherald...0200703000646#;
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#199 JasonJ

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 0812 AM

ROK bid, the "Redback", to Australia's new IFV program.

 


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