Taiwan’s military orders armor for its vehicles from bathroom brand HCG

Ceramics specialist only qualified Taiwanese supplier for CM-34 armor

Taiwan News
Date: 2021/01/12
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CM-34 armored vehicles (Facebook, Taiwan Army photo) 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense will spend NT$226.65 million (US$8.08 million) on armor from HCG (和成欣業), a manufacturer of bathroom fixtures, for its armored vehicles, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 12).

HCG, also known as Hocheng, is the only company inside Taiwan qualified to produce the required external armor for the eight-wheeled CM-34 “Clouded Leopard” Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle, UDN reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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