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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