As part of John Cockerill Defense’s commitment to provide innovative solutions to meet the changing operational requirements of the world’s armed forces, John Cockerill Defense is presenting at IDEX 2021 and for the first time in the Middle East, its new concept of a compact, lightweight, powerful and protected multi-role turret, the Cockerill® CLWS. 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. John Cockerill Defense is expanding its product range by offering its new modular stabilised turret (Remote Weapon System) to equip light armoured vehicles (4×4, 6×6 and 8×8) while integrating significant fire power through a range of calibres such as 25mm, 30x113mm, 12.7mm, coax 7.62mm, rockets and anti-tank guided missiles.
Thierry Renaudin, CEO of John Cockerill Defense: “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 stateof-the-art weapon system that combines versatility and robustness.”
Its low mass (±600kg) and 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 armoured vehicles. Modularity, the strong point of John Cockerill Defense products, enables the Cockerill® CLWS to be configured in different variants according to the missions and to integrate various equipment to increase knowledge of the environment and active defence through gun-linked or panoramic optics (360°), LWS, SGL, APS,… Armouring of the main functions is also proposed. In addition, an innovative under-armour reloading from below the system and through the armoured vehicle makes it a system combining firepower, protection, lightness and modularity. A practical choice for mobility!
Member of the bicentennial John Cockerill Group, John Cockerill Defense is the technological leader in multifunctional, high-effect turrets in the 25-120mm range for light and medium weight armored vehicles. John Cockerill Defense develops and integrates complete and innovative solutions: design, production, integration and upgrade of weapons systems, operational and tactical training, Agueris® simulation systems, through-life support and innovative functionalities. Marketed under the Cockerill® brand, John Cockerill Defense weapons systems combine superior firepower and lightweight for high-mobility armored vehicles, guaranteeing performance and protection.