Lockheed Martin problems with CTA40 are not occurring on the Nexter turret systems, main reason is the ammunition feeder was fully developed between BAE Systems and Nexter. The mistake was GD selecting LM as there turret provider without an evidence based competition
Last time I banged away with a RARDEN was in 1979, leaving the problem of winding up the elastic to one side. I always felt it was a brilliant piece of Ordnance, as long as it zeroed in correctly accurate as fcuk.
So why was the cocking system never improved?