T40 turret is based on the new 40 CTA telescoped ammo (Cased telescoped Ammunition) developed by CTA International (subsidiary of Nexter Systems).
This is the leading medium calibre weapon superiority of the 21st century.
The T40 is designed around an open and modular vetronics architecture allowing a 360 degrees vision (TV cameras, IR, thermal, with semi-HD screens). The armament consists of a 40mm cannon (range 1,500 meters) and two missile pods (MMP Medium Range Missile developed by MBDA). Armed with these two systems, the armoured turret (level 5 in front) lets close to those of a heavy tank missions.
It is poised to establish itself as an international standard after its choice by Great Britain and France as main armament for their new respective recce vehicles.