The DE&S, UK MoD and CTA International to give exclusive updates at Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2021

Top Quote SMi Group Reports: Senior representatives from the DE&S, UK MoD and CTA International will be presenting exclusive briefings at the virtual event in June. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 27, 2021 - Earlier in March, it was announced that the British Army could have a squadron of its new Ajax armoured fighting vehicles ready for this summer, allowing it to conduct team level training. The British Army has ordered a total of 589 vehicles across six variants, 245 will be of the Ajax variant featuring CTA International's 40mm Cased Telescope Armament Systems (CTAS) that is also featured on the turret of the on-going Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme. *

    With this in mind, SMi Group are delighted to announce that the DE&S, UK MoD and CTA international will be giving a detailed update on the integration of CTAS on the British Army's Ajax at the virtual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd June 2021.

    Interested parties can register for the conference at £499 for military and government personnel and just £999 for commercial organisations on

    Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Hanlon, 40mm Cannon Team Leader, DE&S, UK MOD will be presenting on "Enhancing Lethality for British Infantry Fighting Vehicles: The CTAS", covering:
    • Reviewing advancements on the British Army’s integration of the CTAS on the AJAX
    • The importance of collaborating effectively with industry and allied nations
    • Outlining future priorities for the CTAS programme to optimise lethality on British IFV
    • Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Hanlon, 40mm Cannon Team Leader, DE&S, UK MOD

    Mr Pierre Magnan, Head of Engineering, CTA International will be presenting on "Technical Updates on the 40 mm Cased Telescoped Armament System (40 CTAS) and its Advantages for Future AFVs", covering:
    • Advantages of the 40mm Cased Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) for infantry fighting and close combat engagements
    • Upgrading and developing new ammunition (A3B-T, APFSDS-T, GPR-PD-T) increase lethality and reduce the number of rounds for an effective target kill
    • Integrating the 40 CTAS into the French JAGUAR Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle programme and the British AJAX and WARRIOR IFV programmes

    Bringing together the leading industry organisations and top military nations, this year’s event will cover the latest technologies, systems and platforms that are revolutionising how military forces around the world are conducting mechanised warfare.

    The full speaker line-up, brochure and agenda are available at

    Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems
    2nd and 3rd June 2021
    Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
    Sponsored by John Cockerill

    SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Please contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email jpredescu ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk


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