CTA International 40 CTAS automatic cannon for modern armoured and reconnaissance vehicles 1109133
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International Defence & Security Exhibition
10 - 13 September 2013
London, United Kingdom
CTAI 40 CTAS at DSEI 2013
|Wednesday, September 11, 2013 09:28 PM|
|CTA International 40 CTAS automatic cannon for modern armoured and reconnaissance vehicles.|
CTA International is an equal-shares joint venture company between defence companies Nexter and BAE Systems that has been established to develop and manufacture new medium-calibre cannon for use with armoured and reconnaissance vehicles. One of the product of CTAI is the CTAS 40mm automatic cannon which is presented at DSEI 2013 on BAE Systems booth.
CTAI 40 CTAS 40mm automatic compact cannon at DSEI 2013, International Defence & Security event in London, United Kingdom.
The 40 CTAS has been conceived as the next generation weapon of choice for medium calibre systems within Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The novel rotating breach technology and the associated cased telescope ammunition of the 40 CTAS is such that it is easily integrated within both manned and unmanned turrets with the benefit of minimum intrusion within the turret.
To achieve the compact dimensions CTAI's engineers have designed a rotating breech and ammunition introductor system. Furthermore, a family of very compact cased telescoped ammunition has been developed, with the projectile telescoped into the cartridge.
CTAI's cannon has been selected for the British Army's Warrior upgrade and new Scout vehicle, and is almost certain to arm the French army's new EBRC vehicle. Interest is high from many other armies, including in the US. As well as arming vehicles, the 40 CTAS has been studied as a weapon for aerial gunship applications, as well as for vehicle-mounted anti- aircraft duties.