30mm for Clouded Leopard

Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense announced on 29 September that it has ordered Orbital ATK’ Mk44 30mm Bushmaster II autocannon to arm its latest Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

 Mk44 30mm Bushmaster II autocannon
Orbital ATK’ Mk44 30mm Bushmaster II autocannon

The CM-32 Clouded Leopard 8 X 8 was developed by the of the Ordnance Readiness Development Center. The Mk 44 will be fit to a Center designed remote weapon station with a 7.62 mm coaxial machinegun.

The US$112 million contract calls for 285 cannons plus additional support with initial deliveries expected to support the first CM-32 production scheduled for the end of 2017. The Clouded Leopard will be fielded in a number of mission variants in a major armoured force modernization.

by Stephen W. Miller

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