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Systems
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40 CTAS
40mm CASED TELESCOPED AMMUNITION (CTA)
MISSION
The family of munitions developed for the 40
CTAS provides Armoured Fighting Vehicles
and Infantry Fighting Vehicles with improved
performance and a wider range of capabilities
than that from weapons of a similar calibre.
The currently available ammunition types are:
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GPR-AB-T (General Purpose Round - Air-Burst - Tracer) programmable round to neutralize
dismounted infantry and soft targets,
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GPR-PD-T (GPR - Point Detonation - Tracer) to breach or defeat reinforced concrete walls,
• 
APFSDS-T (Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot - Tracer) able to penetrate 140mm
of RHA (frontal arc of some first generation MBT and all IFVs),
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TP-T (Target Practice - Tracer) and TPRR-T (Target Practice Reduced Range - Tracer).
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
40mm Cased Telescoped Armament Ammunition
Munition projectile "Cased" and surrounded by propellant
High muzzle velocity across the range of munitions
High level of precision
Cylindrical shape allowing ease of handling for automatic loading into weapon and reloading
by the operator within the turret
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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