Bae Systems has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support and provide crucial systems for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.

The company will provide its new 40mm cannon and ammunition, designed through a joint venture with Nexter Systems CTA International, for the programme.

Additional services to be provided include maintenance, repair, upgrade and integration work for the CT40 cannon.

BAE Global Combat Systems managing director Charlie Blakemore said that the new cannon and ammunition will provide unprecedented lethality to the vehicle.

The company recently delivered a £30m armour and mobility upgrade in support of the Warrior Sustainment Programme.