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Hyundai Mobis has produced military weapons and equipment and supplied them to the Korean forces, including the M48A3K which is a remodeled form of the M48 tank; M48A5K tank; K1 tank; K1 wrecking tank which supports rapid rescue and maintenance operations during the war; and K1 mediation tank, which is ideal for mobile roads because it can overcome various kinds of obstacles, playing an important role in improving Korea's defense capabilities.
In 1976, Hyundai Mobis was selected as one of Korean defence companies for the production of ground military vehicles to enhance military Armed Forces and self reliance of national defence.
From 1976 through 1985 Hyundai Mobis retrofited the old-fashioned M48 tank to a new M48A3K and M48A5K improved in mobility/firing capability/protection level, which lead to outstanding leaps in Korean defence forces.
From 1986, along with the mass production of K1 main battle tank, Hyundai Mobis greatly contributed accumulation of tank technology and stability of Army's retention power in STS (System Technology Support) project. In ILS (Integrated Logistic Support) project for K1 MBT, we greatly contributed cost effective maintenance and maximized fighting capability by providing continuous performance improvement and optimal operability of K1 MBT. Especially, integrated logistics support of K1 MBT was a good example to others in the initial stage of domestically developed equipment.
In 1989, Hyundai Mobis researched and developed K1 family vehicles (K1 ARV, K1 AVLB) using the common components of K1 MBT fully based on the accumulated technology during the development and production of K1 MBT. In March 1992, Hyundai Mobis greatly improved the defense capabilities of Korean Armed Forces by developing and deploying the K1 AVLB (Armored Vehicle Launched Vehicle) fitting for Korean mountainious terrain. The K1 AVLB is able to launch and retrieve the bridge to pave a way with a crew of two to pave a way for the maneuverability of K1 MBTs and other vehicles. In June 1992, Hyundai Mobis developed K1 ARV(Armored Recovery Vechicle) equipped with crane, winch, dozer equipment, etc. ensuring quick rescue works and maintenance supports.
In 1997, Hyundai Mobis developed K1A1 MBT whose fighting capability was greatly improved with 120mm main gun, improved day & night hunter killer function, gun/trret drive system, new ballastic computer system and up-to-date firing control system on the basis of excellent performance of K1 MBT.
In 1999, in addition to K1 Armored vehicles, Hyundai Mobis expanded business into the heavy equipment transporter-60 tonne trailer for transportation of mobile vehicles, all-weather driving simulator for bridge layer, and critical components of suspension system, hydraulic system, electrical system, bridge layer & recovery system etc.
Hyundai Mobis is working on improving current performance and new weapon systems such as Combat Mobility Vehicles equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Future Main Battle Tank for maximized of combat effectiveness in considering 21st century battlefield environments and various simulators which enable the crews in main tanks and armored vehicles to be trained efficiently and economically corresponding to new technology trend.