Hyundai Rotem signs defense cooperation agreement with Kongsberg
Hyundai Rotem signs defense cooperation agreement with Kongsberg
  • Lee Kyung-sik
  • 승인 2022.09.29 15:22
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-Norwegian defense to sell Kongsberg operating system applied to K2 tank
-Cooperate to target the market by jointly developing unmanned turrets and unmanned aerial vehicle protection systems

Hyundai Rotem is collaborating with Norway's largest defense company to target the global market.

Hyundai Rotem announced on Sept. 28 that it has signed a Teaming Agreement with Norway's Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace AS. Kongsberg is Norway's largest defense company, supplying world-class ground weapons and aerospace systems and solutions.

Hyundai Rotem signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kongsberg in August last year to cooperate on the tank business. Through the signing of this cooperation agreement, the cooperative relationship between the two companies has been further strengthened.

Hyundai Rotem Norwegian K2 tank.
Hyundai Rotem Norwegian K2 tank.

On Sept. 21, Kongsberg officials visited the Hyundai Rotem exhibition hall, which participated in the Korea Defense Industry Exhibition, and signed this cooperation agreement, which includes cooperation on product development and sales activities between Hyundai Rotem and Kongsberg to target the global defense market.

In particular, the two companies have established a strategic cooperative relationship to apply and sell Kongsberg products, such as remote weapon systems and digital integrated systems, to Hyundai Rotem's ground weapon system platform, such as the K2 tank and K808 wheeled armored vehicle.

In addition, Hyundai Rotem decided to develop potential products for the future, such as unmanned turrets and unmanned aerial vehicle protection systems for next-generation tanks and wheeled armored vehicles.

Through this cooperation agreement, Hyundai Rotem, together with Kongsberg, is expected to develop and apply a state-of-the-art operating system that can further strengthen the ground weapon system platform such as tanks and armored vehicles, thereby enhancing product competitiveness for targeting the global market.

In addition, cooperation with Kongsberg, a local Norwegian company, is expected to gain momentum in attacking the Norwegian tank business. Hyundai Rotem is conducting sales activities with the goal of winning an order for the Norwegian tank business, and a winter test evaluation of the K2 tank was conducted in the field from January to February.

An official from Hyundai Rotem said, “Through this cooperation agreement, it is expected that we will be able to more quickly and effectively develop and apply a powerful high-tech operation system necessary to strengthen the performance of the ground weapon system” he said.

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