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As pioneers in Telescoped Armament Systems, we strive to maintain a competitive edge in technology and innovation.

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CTA International is a 50/50 Joint Venture Company founded in 1994 between Royal Ordnance (BAE Systems) and Giat Industries (NEXTER Systems) based in Bourges/France. With an integrated workforce of one hundred highly talented technicians, the Company is dedicated to development, qualification, production and In-Service Support of the 40 CTAS.

As Design Authority, CTA International grants production licenses for 40 CT ammunition. The current two 40 CT ammunition licensees are Nexter Arrowtech (France) and BAE Systems (UK).

Our top-down systems approach to gun and ammunition design has enabled CTA International to push the technical boundaries and reach a level of performance unobtainable by a weapon or ammunition designer in isolation.

CTA International continues to improve the 40 CTAS, including the integration of innovative firing functions and the design of new ammunition to defeat current and future threats.

A WORD FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

The 40mm Cased Telescoped Armament System is built to ensure superior firepower and precision on the battlefield, for today and tomorrow.

Sylvain Richy
Managing Director CTA International

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1954

The US Air Force designs the Cased Telescoped Ammunition concept, placing the ammunition projectile completely within the cartridge. This leads to early development of a 30 mm version of the Cased Telescoped Weapon.
1954

1991

Anticipating the obsolescence of the 30 mm cannon, the UK’s Royal Ordnance and France’s Giat Industries join forces to co-develop a medium calibre 45 mm Cased Telescoped Cannon demonstrator, followed by a prototype the following year.
1991

1994

The collaboration between Giat Industries and Royal Ordnance is formalised by the creation of a 50/50 joint venture called Cased Telescoped Ammunition International (CTA International).
1994

1997

CTA International performs an international demonstration with 45 CT Cannon automatic cannon, while also beginning a transition to a new 40 mm version.
1997

2006

France and the UK agree on a common certification process for the 40 CT Cannon.
2006

2007

CTA International demonstrates accurate firing on the move on both the 2-man MTIP turret, funded by the UK Ministry of Defence, and the unmanned turret TOUTATIS, funded by the French Délégation Générale de l’ Armement (DGA).
2007

2008-2011

JAGUAR

The 40 CT cannon is down-selected by the UK MoD and preselected by DGA for the JAGUAR programme.
2008-2011

2011-2014

UK MoD and DGA sign qualification contract for cannon and ammunition.
2011-2014

2012

The 40 CTAS (Cannon + ammunition feed + stabilisation and aiming) is integrated in Nexter’s T40M turret.
2012

2014

The 40 CT Cannon and the APFSDS-T and TP-T ammunition are officially qualified by the UK MoD and the French DGA.
2014

2015

AJAX

 
CTA International is awarded the Series Production contract for 515 cannons for WARRIOR and AJAX.
2015

2016

The first Series production 40 CT cannon manufactured by CTA International is handed over to the UK MoD for WARRIOR and AJAX programmes.
2016

2018

CTA International is awarded the 40 CTAS Series Production Contract for  the French vehicle JAGUAR.
2018

2018

CTA International undertakes a live firing demonstration at Fort Benning/US showcasing the mature Airburst capability.
2018

2019

CTA International is awarded the 40 CTAS Series Production Contract for the Belgian CAMO programme.
2019

2020

CTA International is awarded the 40 CTAS Anti-Air variant contract for the Rapidfire turret for the French Navy.
2020

2021

CTA International delivers the last of 515 Cannons ordered by the UK MoD and the first 20 CTAS for JAGUAR.
2021

2022

First JAGUAR series units equipped with 40 CTAS are handed over to the French Army and the IOC (Initial Operating Capability) phase begins.
2022

Key facts

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Production
Bringing the design to life. A modular and inter connected organisation

In its capacity as Design Authority, CTA International guarantees extremely rigorous and precise production monitoring.

The organisation covers all phases of production: productionisation, supply chain, assembly and testing. We have a real-time digital monitoring platform (traceability of all components) guaranteeing the conformity of the components and validating each assembly step. Each intervention is recorded and validated by a certified fitter via a connected handheld device populating the automated customer quality documentation.

Each workstation is audited annually by the quality department. The training of multi-tasking fitters is extremely rigorous.

Each fitter is trained by an expert tutor, each intervention being subject to a validation of skills until the certificate is obtained.