Thales and Nexter team up for new naval weapon RAPIDFireNaval

Thales and Nexter Systems teamed up to develop a new multi-role weapon system, called RAPIDFireNaval, to meet potential French Navy requirements, Jane’s reports.

They are eyeing DGA funding in the first half of 2020, according to Sylvain Richy, managing director of CTAI, a joint venture between Nexter and BAE Systems.

RAPIDFireNaval consists of a remote-controlled turret armed with the stabilized CTAI 40 mm Cased Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) that has been qualified by France and the UK for land-based applications and has been in production since early 2016.