CMI Defence: Cockerill® weapons systems for light and medium armoured vehicles, related trainings and services. Through its Cockerill® brand, CMI Defence is the undisputed leader in multifunctional high-effect turrets in the 25 mm – 120 mm range for light and medium armoured vehicles. CMI Defence is currently producing a large quantity of Cockerill® 3030 Manned and Unmanned turrets, Cockerill® 3105 turrets and Cockerill® 105 guns (CMI Defence 105mm Direct Fire Gun).
CMI Defence, SA is the umbrella company of the CMI Group’s Defence Sector. The development activities of the various defense systems proposed by CMI Defence are carried out at its headquarters in Loncin (Liège Region, Belgium). The manufacturing and assembly operations of the Cockerill® weapons systems are carried out on two sites: Loncin, Belgium (7,300 m2) and Aubange, Belgium (8,800 m2).
CMI Defence, SAS is the French company for Cockerill® weapons systems. A member of the GICAT, ADIS, Club Défense Lorrain, Entreprendre en Lorraine Nord (ELN) and the Moselle Development network, CMI Defence, SAS designs and produces Cockerill® weapons systems. It also designs and conducts client and partner training on these Cockerill® weapons equipment and systems. The range of theoretical and practical lessons—including those on Agueris® simulators and in real firing—is delivered in a modern training area (the Cockerill Campus of the CMI Group in Commercy, France) and within an area of instruction and improvement (EIP) in Champagne (France). These courses can also be deployed around the world, depending on customers’ needs. CMI Defence, SAS also offers operational maintenance capabilities (MCO) for land military equipment: upgrading, obsolescence management and spare parts for turrets and armament; rehabilitation, modernization and treatment of surfaces for armored vehicles.CMI Defence, SAS controls its activities from Distroff (Grand Est, France), where it has some 3,600 m2 of workshops.
The very embodiment of the Cockerill® brand, CMI weapons systems combine highly effective fire power with light weight to guarantee performance, mobility and protection for the crew. The Cockerill® systems are modular and designed so that they can be upgraded to keep pace with the needs of their users, at moderate cost. They are also air-transportable, which enables rapid deployment in theatres of operations. The innovative strength of CMI Defence anticipates the growing needs for versatility on the part of highly mobile armies. Its teams are constantly developing new solutions to improve the use of Cockerill® systems throughout their life-cycle. CMI Defence has installations in Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Poland, in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.