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Samsung Techwin MPV

Armored personnel carrier

Samsung Techwin MPV

The Samsung Techwin MPV armored vehicle is available both in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations

Entered service -
Crew 2 men
Personnel 10 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (combat) 16 t
Length 6.6 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.2 m
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Grenade launchers 1 x 40-mm
Engine Cummins ISL 400 diesel
Engine power 400 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 700 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 1.5 m
Fording Amphibious


   The Samsung Techwin MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) armored personnel carrier was developed as a private venture for domestic and export markets. The first prototype was completed in 2006. Samsung was competing with Doosan Infracore Black Fox and Rotem KW1 Scorpion for a potential contract with the South Korean army, which plans to acquire a number of wheeled armored vehicles for rapid deployment and internal security roles. Eventually Rotem company was selected as a winner to produce vehicles for the South Korean army.

   This armored personnel carrier has a payload capacity of 4 - 4.5 t. It carried a crew of two and 10 troops. Troops enter and leave the vehicle through the rear doors or roof hatches.

   Armor of the baseline Samsung Technin MPV provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds and artillery shell splinters. Front arc protects from 12.7-mm armor-piercing rounds. Add-on armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection system.

   The Samsung Techwin MPV is fitted with a remotely controlled weapon station. It's primary armament is a 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. Alternatively it can be armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun. Secondary armament consists of 7.62-mm machine gun. It is worth mentioning that this armored personnel carrier can be fitted with a one-man turret and carry variable weapon systems.

   This APC is powered by a Cummins ISL 400 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 400 hp. Vehicle has a full time 6x6, however it can be switched to 6x4 and 6x2. Automatic drivetrain management is optional. Vehicle has a central tyre inflation system and is fitted with run-flat tyres. This armored personnel carrier is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by two waterjets. The MPV is air transportable by the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

   The Samsung Techwin MPV is also proposed with 8x8 configuration. It has common chassis, powerpack, driveline and suspension.