Infantry Weapons

DSEI 2019: CTA International shines light on new munition for 40 CTAS

16 September 2019

Speaking to Jane's at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), CTA International managing director Sylvain Richy showed off its General Purpose Round - Kinetic Energy - Tracer (GPR-KE-T) ammunition for its 40 mm Cased Telescoped Armament System (40 CTAS).

The low-cost projectile of the GPR-KE-T round is inert and weighs 980 g (2.2 lb). CTA International states that this round is optimised for engaging lightly armoured vehicles, non-coherent structures, and low-value targets. The inert nature of the projectile renders the munition useful for certain training applications as well.

The company confirmed that the French Army would be acquiring the GPR-KE-T round for training purposes (replacing the TP-T) as well as for operational use.

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