South Korea to develop new submachine gun to replace K1A

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 31 March that it has begun seeking offers from local weapon manufacturers to develop a submachine gun to replace the S&T Motiv K1A 5.56 mm short‐barrelled assault rifle currently used by the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

Development of the new weapon, which is expected to cost at least KRW3.8 billion (USD3.1 million), is to be carried out within 36 months after a contract has been signed with the selected company.

The South Korean-made K1A short-barrelled assault rifle, production of which started in 1982.

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South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 31 March that it has be...

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