Yunpao 2 / Cloud Leopard 2
|Manufacturer:||Ordinance Readiness Development Centre (ORDC)|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Wheeled armoured personnel carrier|
A new version of the Yunpao II 8x8 armored vehicle ("Smoke Leopard" in Chinese) was first introduced at the TADTE 2017 aerospace and defense technology exhibition in Taipei.
Despite the fact that Taiwanese armored personnel carriers are in service with only the local army, vehicle are offered on the global market under the designation Cloud Leopard.
During the TADTE 2017 exhibition, the M1 variant of the Yunpao II combat vehicle was demonstrated. The M1 consists of a highly mobile 8×8 platform, in the rear compartment of which can be installed a 120-mm mortar, as well as a number of ammunition.
Yunpao II is a modular platform on which various weapon configurations can be installed to solve specific combat tasks.
The basic configuration is an armored personnel carrier with a 12.7-mm machine gun, in addition, the main weapons options include a 120-mm mortar and a fire support vehicle with a 105-mm or 120-mm gun.
Yunpao II can be used as an armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, command and control, medical vehicle.