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S. Korea develops advanced K9 control simulator

All Headlines 09:06 December 04, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Monday it has developed a new simulator to train the operators of K9 Thunder self-propelled 155mm howitzers.

It will soon replace the existing K55 simulator used at the Army's Field Artillery School, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

The arms agency launched the development project in February last year in partnership with SIMNET Co., based in Daejeon.

South Korea's new K9 control simulator in this undated photo provided by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Yonhap)

The new device passed a combat operation test in mid-November, DAPA said.

"As a training system for the operators of the K9 self-propelled howitzer and K10 ammunition resupply vehicle, it can be used for various types of control training and tactics," it said.

The K55 flat-screen simulator enables only pre-programmed exercises on a limited basis. But the new one, equipped with a curved screen, offers various scenarios that can be edited anytime and at a wider viewing angle.

A screen image of the new K9 control simulator in this photo provided by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Yonhap)

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