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John Cockerill Defence Unveils New Anti-drone System for Medium Calibre Turrets

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John Cockerill Defence Unveils New Anti-drone System for Medium Calibre Turrets

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John Cockerill Defence Unveils New anti-drone System for Medium Calibre Turrets
John Cockerill Defence Unveils New anti-drone System for Medium Calibre Turrets

John Cockerill is proud to present, at DIMDEX 2024, its new anti-drone system, which can be fitted to all its medium-calibre turrets. John Cockerill has developed an anti-drone solution for medium-calibre turrets. Tested for 2 weeks in Bulgaria, the anti-drone system proved its effectiveness against drones of various sizes, sometimes flying at extremely high speeds. The ‘autotracking’ system, capable of locking onto a target and anticipating its movements and already tested and approved on land systems, has been adapted for use in the air. This application, coupled with the use of ABM munitions, has produced excellent results.

Thierry Renaudin, President of John Cockerill Defense: “These three days at DIMDEX are an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate the consistency, breadth and innovative nature of John Cockerill Defense’s offer. We are very proud to present our new anti-drone system, which meets a real need for international armed forces. This system is the result of the ingenuity of our highly qualified teams, and further developments are expected between now and Eurosatory in Paris“.

John Cockerill Defense weapon stations and turrets can be now fitted with a counter-drone solution.
John Cockerill Defense weapon stations and turrets can be now fitted with a counter-drone solution. (Photo by John Cockerill)

The new Cockerill® 1030 unmanned turret combines high firepower turret (30x173mm) with high mobility requirements and an up-to-date open architecture digital technology. Lightweight (<1.5t with level 2 ballistic protection) and compact (1.5m ring diameter) with a capacity of up to 200 rounds, equipped with 2 digital sighting systems, able to elevate to 70°, and with the ability to integrate a wide range of accessories such as AT missiles, rockets, APS, 360° close observation… it is the ideal weapon system for all types of vehicles and missions (armoured personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, anti-UAV, amphibious).

In December, the Cockerill® 1030 successfully completed one customer demonstration in Qatar, with great distinction. Whether in static or moving mode, the 1030 hit the target with every shot at ranges of up to 2,500 metres. This again demonstrates the reliability and accuracy of our products, which are the result of our 200 years of experience in manufacturing weapon systems. Thanks to more than 1,000 turrets in service around the world today, the John Cockerill Defense team has acquired a unique experience in terms of reliability and performance from which the Cockerill®1030 benefits.

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