It provides a step-change in capability, allowing soldiers to engage a greater variety of better protected targets. The new cannon fires 40mm Cased Telescoped Ammunition – the first of its kind in the world – delivering up to four times the power of the 30mm round it replaces. It also includes a highly effective airburst round.
We have produced nearly 100,000 rounds of the new Cased Telescoped Ammunition at our facility in Glascoed South Wales, which is also home to our specialist munitions engineers who helped develop the new technology.
The entire canon system and ammunition was developed by CTAI – the joint venture between BAE Systems and Nexter Systems founded in 1994.