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TADTE 2019: Taiwan’s MPC readies new low-profile RCWS for Cloud Leopard

16 August 2019

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense’s (MND’s) Materiel Production Center (MPC) has unveiled a new remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) that has been specifically designed to reduce the target profile of the Republic of China Army (RoCA)’s 8×8 CM-32 Cloud Leopard armoured personnel carriers (APCs).

The new non-hull penetrating RCWS, which is shown armed with a 40 mm Mk19 MOD3 automatic grenade launcher (AGL) and a co-axial T74 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun, is being displayed at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) being held in Taipei from 15 to 17 August.

The RCWS is the latest addition to a family of indigenously developed remote weapon stations rolled out by the MPC’s 202nd Arsenal from 2010 and leverages on the experience gained by its designers following years of internal experimentation and user feedback from the RoCA.

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