John Cockerill

Gun turrets - Weapon Stations - Technical and tactical training Made in Belgium

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About John Cockerill

John Cockerill Defence formerly CMI Group, headquartered near Liège in Belgium, is known for its combination of experience in Engineering and Maintenance in Defence, Energy and Industry sectors. CMI’s expertise lays mainly in energy, metal, transportation and defence. Since the seventies, John Cockerill has specialized in weapon systems for Light and Medium Armoured Vehicles.

Through its Cockerill product range, John Cockerill is today the undisputed technological leader in multifunctional, high-power weapon systems for light and medium-weight armored vehicles. Since the seventies, John Cockerill is recognized as the world leader in 90mm caliber gun systems, two of which are the Cockerill MK3M-A1 and Cockerill CSE 90LP turret and the COCKERILL Mk8 90mm gun and Cockerill LCTS90LP turret. CMI Defence relies on its cutting edge expertise in software, ballistics and mechatronic engineering to design and integrate gun-turret systems for the entire 20 mm to 120 mm caliber range.

As both, an integrator and designer of weapon systems, John Cockerill equips an armoured vehicle with dedicated firepower systems. Independent from any and all vehicle manufacturers, John Cockerill is known for the technical and operational excellence of its equipment, but also for its capacity to provide integrated solutions that make it a reliable partner of modern armed forces. They have been carefully developed to address the current and anticipated threats that modern armed forces are facing and to integrate future innovations and upgrades. These include new ammunition, new technological developments and new safety systems. Embodying the essence of the Cockerill brand – great firepower for a lightweight system – John Cockerill's weapon system encompass the ultimate in survivability, safety and ergonomics to preserve the well being and the integrity of the crew and to guarantee the best possible level of protection for both commander and gunner.

John Cockerill also provides its customers with highly developed simulation systems, applicable to the full range of weapon systems and technical and tactical assistance to optimize their integrated logistics, plus advice and support throughout the lifecycle of their equipment: training, maintenance, onsite and remote technical assistance, modernization, documentation, spare parts, tools, etc.

Always at the cutting edge of innovation, offering constantly greater value, John Cockerill anticipates the growing versatility requirement to help improve the operational response, flexibility and efficiency of modern highly mobile armed forces.


Business Area

Overview
John Cockerill is headquartered in Seraing, Belgium, and employs more than 4000 highly qualified people around the world. CMI Group realized a historical turnover in 2008 of 810 million EUR. John Cockerill specializes in weapon systems for armored vehicles and has a 100-year history in the defence industry.

John Cockerill is a world leader for 20 - 120 mm caliber through its Cockerill gun systems range. John Cockerill has developed embedded and PC based simulation systems to provide customized training solutions throughout the spectrum of military requirements, encompassing basic drill practice, operational and tactical levels.
Weapon Systems
John Cockerill Defense designs manufactures, integrates and upgrades weapons systems for the full range of 25 to 120 mm calibers. Embodying the essence of the Cockerill® brand, John Cockerill Defense weapons systems combine great firepower and lightweight, guaranteeing performance and protection on the one hand and air transportability on the other. Modular, these systems are designed to evolve at a moderate cost according to the needs of their users.

John Cockerill Defense is constantly innovating in order to anticipate the growing and evolving requirements of land armies in terms of polyvalence and mobility, this is the strength of our innovation. These innovations are all undertaken with a common objective: to continually develop the capabilities of Cockerill® weapons systems, whether they are new or already in operation, in phase with the evolution of the operational constraints of their users.

Our John Cockerill Defense teams have put in substantial innovation efforts, in particular in the modularity of weapons systems, their situational awareness and indirect firing capabilities, their ability to integrate data received from drones, the development of simulation and training solutions, the integration of anti-tank missiles and also in the use of light and robust composite materials.
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Simulations
John Cockerill Defense simulation solutions are developed within Agueris®, a first-rate player in the domain of training and simulation. It conceives, develops, integrates, deploys and supports military simulation solutions for weapons systems and vehicles.

From generic simulators…

Generic virtual simulators destined for training in firing are based on the concept of immersion in a virtual cockpit. Training destined for the crew (commander, gunner) or for the driver. These simulators are adaptable and can accommodate several systems: a simulator can move from one weapons system to another. A single simulator thus enables training on several systems.

… to onboard simulators

Thanks to the onboard operational training solutions of Agueris®, the real vehicle or the real turret can themselves become the simulator. The simulation system is connected to the physical equipment in a hangar, and the crew trains within its real environment and using the existing controls.

Apart from simulators, Agueris® also provides end-users with the possibility of raising their powers of simulation thanks to its teams dedicated to the support, maintenance and assistance.
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Training
John Cockerill Defense develops and conducts training dedicated to turret and combat systems operators and to maintenance technicians at all maintenance levels.

This global training concept is suited to Cockerill® weapons systems customers as well as institutional and private partners of John Cockerill Defense wishing to benefit from our expertise for their defense and security needs.
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Contact

John Cockerill
Office Park Alleur
Rue Alfred Deponthière, 44
BE 4431 Loncin (Ans)
Belgium
Tel.: +32 (0)4 330 20 01
Fax: +32 (0)4 361 14 57

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Website: John Cockerill Defense

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Products

 
Cockerill® 3000 Series
 
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Based on an unprecedented modular concept, the Cockerill® 3000 Series is a single platform enabling guns of different calibers and their corresponding technological modules to be integrated into the same turret: automatic 25 mm, 30 mm, 30/40 mm, 35 mm and 50 mm caliber guns, along with direct fire guns of 90 and 105 mm, which are also able to fire anti-tank missiles.

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Cockerill® LCTS 90MP

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The Cockerill® LCTS 90MP is a light two-person crew turret equipped with a powerful Cockerill® 90mm gun and with an advanced autoloader. This Cockerill® LCTS90 MP system delivers high lethality at a very lightweight to light armored vehicles. This gun-turret is compatible with a wide range of lighter wheeled and tracked vehicles.

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Cockerill® CSE 90LP

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The Cockerill® CSE 90LP is a low-weight two-person turret featuring the proven Cockerill® 90 mm low pressure gun. Its low weight permits the Cockerill® CSE 90LP turret to be mounted on to a wide range of wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles. A real high capability and innovative design military tool, the Cockerill® CSE 90LP is simple to use and ruggedly reliable in the field.

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Cockerill® CPWS station

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The remote operated Cockerill® CPWS station (Cockerill® Protected Weapon Station) is equipped with up to the minute and proven technologies along with a wide range of medium caliber 25 and 30 mm guns. (NG 25mm M242 or 30mm M230LF, Nexter 25mm M811….)

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Cockerill® XC-8 weapon system 105/120mm

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The Cockerill® XC-8 weapon system is a low-weight concept-turret. A concept which recognizes differing market requirements, specifically for the broad operational flexibility demanded by medium-tanks. This turret can thus be equipped with one of two low-recoil force guns: the Cockerill® 105mm gun or the Cockerill® 120mm gun.

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Defense simulation solutions Agueris

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John Cockerill Defense simulation solutions are developed within Agueris®, a first rate player in the domain of training and simulation. It conceives, develops, integrates, deploys and supports military simulation solutions for weapons systems and vehicles.

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