STX Engine announced that it will disclose the diesel engine for the K9 self-propelled artillery and K1A2 tank for the first time at Seoul ADEX 2021 held in Seoul airport from the 19th 23rd.
As the largest Korean diesel engine maker for defense industry, STX Engine will exhibit the diesel engines for the K9 self-propelled artillery which is known as one of the best weapon as well as the diesel engine used to improve the performance of ROK army’s main tanks, K1A2 and exhibit localized prototype of intelligent seashore surveillance radar, GPS-800K that can monitor various threats in multi dimensions.
As the world’s best weapon, K9 self-propelled artillery’s heart is a high speed diesel engine(8 pistons, 1000 hp) and it is the main military engine with high output and performance as well as a very small size. Up Until now , it has successfully localized more than 2,500 units and it is well known as the main products in overseas markets as well as in Korea.
In the government project of K9 self-propelled artillery diesel engine localization posted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration to reduce export restrictions of K9 self-propelled artillery and ensure technological independence, recently, STX Engine was selected as the final Korean localization company and it plans to completely localize all the parts that it used to rely on imports including the key parts.
At the exhibition, STX Engine will exhibit injectors, bearings, fly wheels and so on yet to be localized in order to ensure 100% localization other than the K9 self-propelled artillery.
Also, in order to quickly respond to the K1A2 tank performance improvement project, STX Engine will disclose the high output diesel engine being independently developed to the public for the first time.