DSEI 2021: John Cockerill from Belgium unveils its CLWS remotely operated weapon station


Belgian company John Cockerill Defense unveils the Cockerill® CLWS (Cockerill Light Weapon Station) at DSEI 201, International Defense Exhibition in London, UK. The weapon station is designed to be used as a new multi-mission, compact and 100% remotely operated turret concept that combines power and lightness. At DSEI 2021, the CLWS is mounted on the new Patria 6x6 armored vehicle platform.


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John Cockerill CLWS weapon station mounted on Patria 6x6 armored vehicle at DSEI 2021. (Picture source: Army Recognition)


John Cockerill Defense is expanding its product range by offering its new modular stabilized turret (Remote Weapon System) to equip light armored vehicles (4x4, 6x6,...) while integrating significant firepower through a range of calibers such as 25mm, 30x113mm, 12.7mm, coax 7.62mm, rockets and anti-tank guided missiles. The 140 rounds of ready-to-fire ammunition (25mm) and 200 for the coaxial machine gun make it an ideal system for missions requiring high mobility.

The CLWS has a weight of around 600 kg and is based on a compact design (height < 600mm with gun-linked optics) make it possible to benefit from a low silhouette and limited mass for all types of light armored vehicles.

Modularity, the strong point of John Cockerill Defense products, enables the Cockerill® CLWS to be configured in different variants according to the mission profile and allows the integration of various equipment to increase situational awareness and provide active and passive defense systems through gun-linked or panoramic optics (360°), LWS (Light Weapon Station), SGL (Smoke Grenade Launcher), APS (Active Protection System) and more.

The CLWS is a new concept of turret fully designed and developed by the Belgian company John Cockerill offering the possibility to reload the main under armor protection. The turret is based on an open architecture to add additional ballistic armor up to Level 2 STANAG 4569.

With the Cockerill® CLWS, John Cockerill Defense once again innovates by offering a compact and lightweight modular turret that is fully remotely operated. We are confirming our leading position in the turret sector by offering a state-of-the-art weapon system that combines versatility and robustness, said Thierry Renaudin, President of John Cockerill Defense.


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John Cockerill CLWS weapon station mounted on Patria 6x6 armored vehicle at DSEI 2021. (Picture source: Army Recognition)


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