The Cockerill Protected Weapon Station (CPWS) is an innovative protected, light, and multi-role turret responding to the evolution of the operational requirements of the world’s armed forces. The CPWS is remotely operated from the vehicle on which it is integrated. It allows for reloading under armor and, is light enough to be integrated on all types of wheeled 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, or tracked chassis. Depending on the mission, it is designed to accommodate M242 25mm caliber guns and M230LF 30mm caliber guns. Its unique configurable hatch gives it the ability to adopt four configurations, depending on the mission profile.
Acclaimed as designer and integrator of weapon systems, John Cockerill Defence is marked out by its innovative approach to designing turrets and weapon stations on a flexible modular architecture. Its experience and technical expertise in integrating cutting-edge multi-functional weapon systems into lightweight air-transportable armoured vehicles provides John Cockerill Defence with a unique capability: integrate proven technologies into a protected weapon station, equipped with different types of medium calibre guns (20 mm to 30 mm). The innovative concept presented by John Cockerill Defence provides protection for the equipment and the operator during loading operations and access to the systems.
The independence of John Cockerill Defence enables to offer tailored solutions to meet the ever demanding operational needs of armed forces worldwide, also taking into account their existing fleets. The CPWS is designed to incorporate the 20 mm to 30 mm calibre automatic gun that best meets the user’s needs. The list below gives a few examples: CPWS20 (20 mm), CPWS25 (25 mm), ATK M242, Nexter, Oerlikon KBA (30 mm). The CPWS station is equipped with a dual-mode high-performance stabilised sight system used in observation mode for a panoramic 360° view without moving the station, and in firing mode as a targeting system linked with the ballistics computer system.