South Korea could sign a deal with Poland for the sale of 800 K2 main battle tanks

The South Korean Defense Company Hyundai Rotem is planning to partner with the Polish government to develop and produce 800 K2 Black Panther main battle tanks (MBTs).

According to Hyundai Rotem, the official project could be announced in the first half of this year. The total project will be divided into two stages to produce a total of 800 main battle tanks.

According to previous reports, the Polish government partnered with Hyundai Rotem to produce next-generation tanks is scheduled to start in 2023. In 2016, Poland has already inked a deal with South Korea for the purchase of 120 K-9 self-propelled howitzers. Poland could be the first foreign customer for the K2 Black Panther MBT.

The K2 Black Panther is a new generation of main battle tank (MBT) designed, developed and manufactured in South Korea by the South Korean Company Hyundai Rotem. The K2 was unveiled for the first time to the public during the Defense Exhibition ADEX at the Seoul Airport in October 2009.