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Chung Ei-sun, chairman of Hyundai, has a fortune of close to $3 billion USD, and collects a salary of around $2.5 million USD annually


Best known for family cars, Hyundai and Kia both make military vehicles and artillery pieces, notably howitzers in use by the Indonesian army for the past decade. We are treating these arms dealers as one company, since Hyundai is the parent company of Kia, while Kia in turn owns majority shares in Hyundai subsidiaries.




The Kia KM420 is a light military vehicle. A tweet from an "open source intelligence" twitter account suggests that Indonesia's military modified vehicles with armoured plates ahead of deployment to Papua in 2021.


Kia-Hyundai's 'light truck', the KM250, is used to transport troops, prisoners and weapons in West Papua. It is also used to tow the KH178 Howitzer, a long range artillery weapon, made by the same company.



Hyundai / Kia has sold 54 of these artillery weapons to TNI. They have been 'field tested' by Kostrad. The KH 178 is a towed field gun that can fire 105mm shells.


Indonesia purchased 18 of these 155mm howitzers from Hyundai / Kia in 2011. Like the LH 178, they are 'field guns' that can be towed by KIA trucks.