South Korean army adopted a 7.62mm sniper rifle S & T Motiv K14. This year will be equipped with rifles special units, and in 2014 — permanent troops.
Work on the creation of a new instrument began in 2010. Two years later, the army was first proposed layout, named XK14. First in 2013 to develop the newest sniper rifle has been completed and received the designation K14 gun. In the same year with the company S & T Motiv contract price was three million dollars (3.2 million won) for the supply of rifles.
K14 rifle chambered for 7.62 x 51 has a structure with a manually operated and removable magazine. The base version is armed height adjustable bipod, cheek on the butt and folding rear rack. Handguard with 4 sides is universal strap Picatinny. Two areas not long strips installed on the receiver for mounting optical sights.
K14 is the first time in South Korea developed a sniper rifle, formerly Army Special Forces and the country were equipped with imported weapon. South Korean Marine snipers used Swiss 7.62mm rifle SIG Sauer SSG 3000, marine ‘commandos »ROKNSWF — German 7.62mm H & K PSG1A1 and MSG90A1, 707 Special Forces Battalion» White Tigers «- English 8.6 mm AI AWM and 12.7mm AI AW50. SWAT was also armed with a 7.62-mm sniper rifles Steyr-Mannlicher SSG 69 (Austria) and AI AW (England).
S & T Motiv — a new title company until 2012 — Daewoo Precision Industries (based in 1973, until 2002 called S & T Daewoo). The company supplies the armed forces of South Korea and 9-mm pistols and K5 SDP9, 9-mm submachine guns K7 5.56 mm rifle K1A, K2, K2S, K3 and K3 Para, 7,62-mm machine guns K12, 40 — K203 mm grenade launchers, 40-mm automatic grenade launchers K4. The most exciting design S & T Motiv is 5.56 / 20 mm rifle / grenade K11.