According to the representative DAPA, all occurred defects are eliminated and the agreement on a batch creation the tank will be signed as soon as possible. The adoption of MBT K-2 aircraft into service of Korea scheduled for late 2011 Creation 390 tanks, K-2 was planned to begin in 2010 after the field test. Tank MBT is designed to substitute K-1 and legacy of American tanks M-48 "Patton" operated in the current time. But during the July 2009 field trials were identified shortcomings in the work of the motor and box.
In December 2009 the National Assembly adopted a resolution to reduce the country's 50 billion. out funding for the production of new tanks in the defense budget in 2010 (88.2 billion won). Defense Minister Kim Ta-jung said that despite the lag programs from the schedule, plans for the production of the first 100 to MBT 2014 remain constant. MBT K-2 defense projects created by the Agency, along with 20 South Korean companies led by "Rotem." Programs from the budget is estimated at 230 million dollars.
The first time K-2 was demonstrated in 2007 and is now a staple of the South Korean defense industry created to equip the country's armed forces and for export sales. Republic Korea has entered into an agreement on the transfer of technology K-2 with Turkey.
Tank armed with a 120 mm smoothbore gun stabilized with a barrel 55 gauge with automatic loading system, a 12.7-mm machine gun mnogokalibernym K-6, 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun and an electronic drive gun / turret. Power plant production "STX Engin" power of 1500 hp provides speeds up to 70 km / h when driving on the highway and 50 km / h — on rough terrain. Suction pipe enables the tank to force deep water obstacles up to 4.1 m and the move to open fire. MBT equip digital weapons control systems, protection systems of chemical, biological and nuclear threats. The crew — 3 people.