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First test phase of CTA gun ammo completed

29th July 2013 - 23:17 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Testing of the armoured piercing (AP) and target practise (TP) rounds for the CTA International (CTAI) 40mm cannon system has been completed, according to BAE Systems.

Addressing a media briefing on 25 July at BAE Systems’ facility in Radway Green, UK, David Coughtrie, business director for CTAI (a JV company comprising BAE Systems and French armaments manufacturer Nexter) said all trials of the CTAI cannon, APFSD (Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot Tracer) and TP have been completed and ‘are in the process of review’.

Coughtrie said that 10,000 rounds of ammunition had been fired so far and the company

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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