In June 2016, at the Eurosatory International Defence Exhibition, CMI Defence presented, for the first time in Europe, two variants of the Cockerill® 3000 Series turret, in 30 mm and 105 mm configurations. Two years later CMI Defence is proud to announce that it has already produced and delivered more than 130 turrets, thirty of which are equipped with a Cockerill® 105 gun, manufactured by CMI Defence.
As a reminder, in 2014 CMI Defence won a major contract for the supply of Cockerill® 3000 Series turrets. Based on an unprecedented modular concept, the Cockerill® 3000 Series is a single platform enabling a turret to accommodate guns of different calibres and their corresponding technical modules: automatic 25 mm, 30 mm, 30/40 mm, 35 mm and 50 mm calibre cannons, along with direct fire guns of 90 and 105 mm calibre. These systems can also fire missiles.
Thanks to their unique operational capabilities, to the rapid interchangeability both of their crews and their weapons, and to their high degree of commonality, the Cockerill® 3000 Series modular turrets can cover all types of missions and objectives on the battle field (combat tank, bunker and helicopter engagement, urban combat, intervention in asymmetric combats…) at reduced operational costs. These systems benefit, in particular, from the through-life support services and from CMI Defence’s Agueris® simulation solutions, which enable training and practice on both virtual immersive cockpits and embedded simulators.
Thierry Renaudin, President of CMI Defence: "With more than 130 Cockerill® 3000 Series turrets and more than 30 Cockerill® 105 guns already produced and delivered, CMI Defence demonstrates its ability to carry out, in record time, the development and supply of large weapons systems. CMI Defence today benefits from a robust and reliable organization, capable of designing, qualifying, producing, delivering and supporting large quantities of weapons systems that perfectly meet the current and future requirements of the modern armed forces".
Eurosatory 2018 – Hall 5a – Stand B267