Taiwan-grown leopard tanks show with a new turret and remote weapon station
New Clouded Leopard tanks with turrets
New Remote Weapon Station
site August 27, 2009 roundup China Taiwan region” Defense Ministry “has launched two new weapon options to be installed on the CM-32 type “Clouded Leopard” (Yunpao) 8 × 8 wheeled armored personnel carrier vehicle use. In 2009, China Taiwan Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition, TADTE), the China Taiwan region exhibits a 20 mm turret and the second generation of remote-controlled weapon station. These two weapons systems by the China Taiwan region “Defense Ministry” 202 Arsenal production Armaments Bureau.
turret installed on the arsenal of 202 type 20 mm cannon and T75 T-74 7.62mm machine gun, its also equipped with two external 4-mounted electronic control units fired T85 type 66 mm smoke emission device. In addition, the system also fitted with TS96 optoelectronic devices. Allegedly, this system is currently being test series, is expected to be completed at the end of 2009. In addition, China Taiwan, “Defense Ministry” also debuted a new T96′s external remote weapon station. The weapon station, including anti-ballistic shield to protect ammunition, 40 mm automatic grenade launcher and 7.62 mm machine gun. And the turret, as the weapon station is also equipped with 16 external 66 mm smoke grenade launchers. The weapon station is also equipped with TS96 optical sighting system, the pilot phase is now complete. 14 sets of arms stood CM-32 armored personnel carriers and a vehicle of the assessment test.
small series production as part of the project, 14 “Clouded Leopard” armored personnel carriers are now equipped troops. Expected to more than 200 “Clouded Leopard” armored personnel carriers in 2010 the armed forces. According to reports, the “Clouded Leopard” armored personnel carriers, projects worth 36 billion Taiwan dollars (11 billion U.S. dollars), including the potential purchase of approximately 650 units equipped with the first remote weapon station 1,400 armored vehicles. (Northern Science and Technology Information Institute Liu Jing)