The Republic of Korea Army-RoKA, unveiled a new anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) carrier at the DX Korea 2018 exhibition.
The 4×4 K-153C ATGW carrier was first introduced in 2017 and is set to replace the army’s ageing K-131 (Kia Motors KM420) light utility vehicles and K-311A1 (Kia Motors KM450) cargo trucks.
The tactical vehicle can be configured for survivability and for agile multirole missions.
The vehicle is 5.7 tonne and is operated by a crew of four including the driver, commander, gunner, and loader.
It is based on the standard wheelbase kind of Kia Motors’ Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV), measures 5 m long, 2.2 m wide, and 2 m high.
The vehicle has a twin roof-mounted with the indigenous Raybolt anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system. Also equipped with a day/night thermal sight capability.
According to RoKA spokesperson, the fire-and-forget ability of the Raybolt ATGM increases the K-153C vehicle’s lethality and survivability.
The vehicle can carry up to four ready-to-fire Raybolt missiles in their launch tubes in its rear cargo bay.