The Cased Telescopic Weapon System (CTWS) is a 40mm cannon with new cased ammunition, in a JV between RO Defence and GIAT of France, which is lighter and more compact than conventional ammunition systems.
The 40mm CTWS turret can be fitted to a number of infantry fighting vehicles and reconnaissance vehicles, such as the Warrior and FRES (Future Rapid Effects System).
Design Characteristics include:
• Novel gun design through innovations in ammunition shape
• CTWS ammunition is wholly contained within the cartridge
• High-density storage with maximum space efficiency
• Use of lightweight materials