Infantry-led mounted and dismounted operations are in ever greater need of effective fire support. Peacekeeping, reconnaissance and counter-insurgency operations have the same need. This need must be met cost-effectively using weapon systems that remain flexible and effective throughout their service lives. To meet this need, CMI Defence has developed the new Cockerill 3000 Series weapon system.
Based on an unprecedented modular concept, the CockerillÂ® 3000 Series is a single platform enabling a turret to accommodate guns of different calibres and the corresponding technological modules: automatic 25 mm, 30 mm, 30/40 mm, 35 mm and 50 mm calibre guns, 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 inter-changeability both of their crews and their arms, and to their high degree of common design, these modular turrets of the CockerillÂ® 3000 Series can cover all types of missions and objectives on the battle field (combat tank, bunker and helicopter engagement, urban combat, intervention in combats known as asymmetricâ€¦). Moreover, their modularity and commonality significantly optimize both their whole-life cost and operational flexibility.
In its standard form, the Cockerill 3000 Series provides full digital weapon stabilisation and computerised fire control to deliver very high target-hit probability. Thermal and day sights permit 24-hour operation whether the vehicle is static or moving. The User can select ballistic protection up to STANAG Level 5. In short, the Cockerill 3000 Series does everything that the modern soldier expects and more. Depending upon configuration, the Cockerill 3000 Series may be integrated with wheeled or tracked chassis weighing as little as 20 tonnes. This means high tactical and strategic mobility without abandoning protection.
These CockerillÂ® 3000 Series benefit in particular from the simulation solutions of CMI Defence supplied under the AguerisÂ® brand. These enable training and practice on both virtual immersive cockpits and embedded simulators. The Cockerill 3000 Series is a unique new turret product from CMI Defence. Conceived to deliver unprecedented levels of value to the user, the Cockerill 3000 series:
Delivers cutting-edge day/night, stabilised, high-precision weapon system capability.
Is a single modular, common core platform that provides a single common heart to many products and variants.
Can be readily configured and re-configured as necessary through-life, according to role and operational demand.
Interchangeably accepts a wide range of weapon types and caliberres, from 25mm automatic cannon to 105mm NATO-standard tank gun.
Offers significant reductions in whole-life cost and increases in operational flexibility.
Is now sold in several different configurations and entering production.