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Systems
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40 CTAS
CANNON (CT C)
MISSION
The 40 CTAS cannon is the next generation
weapon of choice for medium calibre systems
within Armoured Fighting Vehicles and
Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
It provides with fire power superior to any
other Medium-Calibre.
The suite of ammunition developed in
association with the weapon is designed
to give increased effect against armoured
vehicles including some main battle tanks,
defeat of reinforce concrete, buildings, and
soft targets.
Multi-role
The 40 CTAS can incorporate unlimited natures of ammunition within the same ammunition
handling system which gives the end user the capability to quickly engage threats across the
modern battlefield spectrum including those within urban environments through selection of the
most pertinent nature of ammunition
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Technical characteristics
40mm Cased Telescoped Armament System
Novel rotating breech mechanism
Up to 200 rounds per minute rate of fire, single shot, burst and continuous
Ability to fire over a wide range of elevation (-10° to +75°)
Ammunition Natures (GPR-AB-T, GPR-PD-T, APFSDS-T, TP-T and TPRR-T)
Ammunition Handling System (AHS) automatically handling the ammunition to be fed into the
cannon
STATUS
The joint UK-France qualification programme of the cannon and ammunition is ongoing.
The qualification trials for the cannon and the ammunition APFSDS-T and TP-T are completed.
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