Taiwan Increases the Number of IFVs in Inventory

Taiwan Increases the Number of IFVs in Inventory 29 August, 2020

Taiwan is increasing the number of CM-34 Clouded Leopard armoured infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) in its inventory. According to the Ministry of Defence, 21 more CM-34 8x8 IFV will be procure for the Taiwan Armed Forces.

The CM-34, developed by Taiwan with local sources and has an indigenous rate of about 88%, is equipped with the Orbital ATK 30mm Mk44 Bushmaster II. The platform's engine, MK44 cannon and transmission are supplied overseas.

Previously, Taiwan ordered 284 CM-34 Clouded Leopards. Mass production of vehicles has begun in 2019; So far, 32 platforms, six of which have entered service, have been handed over to the armed forces.

Deliveries will be completed by 2030, the Ministry of Defence said.

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