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Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
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Re: Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 02:26:07 AM »
Monopoly on rifles for the Army turns into duopoly
Aug 24,2016

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=3022984

The rifle monopoly for the Korean military has been opened to another manufacturer for the first time in four decades.

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced Tuesday that a defense company called Dasan Machineries will now be able to supply rifles and pistols to the military.

Currently, S&T Motiv is the primary manufacturer of small arms for the army. The company was established in 1973 by the administration of President Park Chung Hee to localize production weapons that the army was importing.

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Dasan was established in 1992 and entered the market with magazines for rifles and pistols. The company started off with seven employees, a figure that has grown to nearly 350. Its yearly sales were 56.2 billion won ($50.3 million) last year and its exports surpassed the $30 million-level in 2013.

Some 80 percent of the company’s sales come from exporting gun parts to the United States, Europe and countries in the Middle East.

“We have focused on exports since we believed that would help us to grow,” said Kim Byung-hak, CEO of Dasan Machineries.

S&T Motiv is unhappy with the new competition.

“The arms factory that the government has built is in a crisis,” said S&T Motiv in a press release.

S&T Motiv representatives have argued that the government’s decision was made even though the rifle market in general is slowing.

“We supplied nearly 60,000 K2 rifles this year but the military said they won’t need any next year,” an S&T Motiv representative said. “Demand for rifles is expected to drop 20 percent starting next year and we are already under an emergency management system to be prepared for it.”

The two defense companies will now compete when the government needs rifles.


BY KIM MIN-SANG, KIM YOUNG-NAM [kim.youngnam@joongang.co.kr]
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Re: Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 06:14:12 PM »
Photos from the 2012 visit










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Re: Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 11:12:09 PM »
Tables have turned. ST Motive @ Government Arsenal


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Re: Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 03:15:52 PM »
S&T Motive has submitted its proposal for co production of M4 Carbine with the Government Arsenal.




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Re: Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 11:09:28 PM »
The Government Arsenal will manufacture weapons for the AFP, PNP, and other uniformed services only. The civilian market will not be affected. However, the GA reportedly intends to outsource some of the production to qualified Philippine arms manufacturers because the GA believes that a healthy domestic arms industry is in the best interest of the country because it allows the GA to expand production in the event of a national crisis. It will be interesting to see if profit-oriented civilian arms manufacturers that are actively working to undermine the GA will be included in the outsourcing arrangement.

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Re: Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 11:47:31 PM »
Is the GA planning to outsource rifle components? Or the manufacture of the whole rifle to these qualified Philippine arms manufacturers?

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Re: Flashback 2012: Government Arsenal visits S&T Motiv / Daewoo
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 12:18:24 AM »
Is the GA planning to outsource rifle components? Or the manufacture of the whole rifle to these qualified Philippine arms manufacturers?

It will create the baseline production capacity. So it will acquire the ability to manufacture ALL components by itself.

However, in the interest of maintaining a local manufacturing base that could be nationalized in the event of a national emergency, it will outsource a portion of its total requirements to qualified manufacturers.