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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks for sharing CW5 Jack Cardwell that defense contractor CTA International, or CTAI, is pitching the idea of arming upgraded tracked Bradley Fighting Vehicles with a larger CTI 40mm Cased Telescoped Cannon and its ammunition
to give them even more firepower.
Images: CTI 40mm Cased Telescoped Cannon and its ammunition

March 21, 2018, BAE Systems demonstrated CTAI’s 40mm Cased Telescoped Cannon to Army officials at Fort Benning, Georgia, which is the home to the service’s Infantry and Armor schools. Company representatives and service members fired a total of 80 rounds and the weapon experienced no malfunctions. CTAI, which has its base of operations in France, is a 50-50 joint venture between U.K.-headquartered BAE Systems and the French Nexter Systems.
CTAI has been working on the system since 1994 and has successfully demonstrated it in a variety of configurations. The United Kingdom and France have selected the weapon as the main armament for their upcoming Ajax and EBRC Jaguar armored vehicles, respectively.
It’s an advanced and innovative design overall, but its primary benefits are in the basic size and construction of the 40mm cased telescoped ammunition. A cased telescoped round means that the actual projectile sits inside the cartridge case with the propellant instead of protruding from the front.
As a result, the 40mm cased telescoped cartridges are roughly half the length of other 40mm rounds on the market and are even shorter than the 30mm rounds for the XM813 Bushmaster II gun the Army is testing on its up-gunned Strykers, also known as Dragoons. The beer-can shaped ammunition is wider overall, though. This makes them easier to handle and store within the generally cramped confines of an armored vehicle.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Very interesting info.
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TSgt David L.
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Just mount the Mk47 Striker on the Stryker. Its a bad ass system.
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