DSEI 2021: John Cockerill Defense presents its new multi-mission turret concept Cockerill 1030

At DSEI 2021, International Defense Exhibition in London, UK, the Belgian company John Cockerill Defense presents its new multi-mission turret concept Cockerill® 1030 that combines firepower and lightness.

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John Cockerill unveils its new concept of a multi-mission turret with the Cockerill® 1030 at DSEI 2021, International Defense Exhibition in UK. (Picture source Army Recognition)

John Cockerill, formerly named CMI Defense is a global leader in the design and development of weapon stations that include manned and unmanned turrets. Today, John Cockerill has delivered more than 1,000 turrets all over the world of which more than 600 are equipped with the Mk44 gun, John Cockerill Defense has gained unique experience, particularly in the development, manufacturing and management of quality standards, which has resulted in the new Cockerill® 1030. This experience guarantees a high level of reliability and performance in terms of firing accuracy, stabilization, and integration.

The Cockerill® 1030 used the updated electronic architecture, which is similar to the Cockerill® CPWS ( Cockerill™ Protected Weapon Station) Gen. 2 turret, which offers digital technology and open architecture allowing the integration of various sights, AT missiles, smoke grenade launchers, etc., while being agnostic in regard to the manufacturers of these components.

The new Cockerill® 1030, a lightweight modular turret with a low silhouette, remotely operated and equipped with 30x173 mm cannon such as the Mk44(S), has successfully passed its first phase of tests and firing trials during this year. Its lightness (<1.5t with level 2 ballistic protection), compactness (1.5m diameter at the vehicle interface), 200 round capacity, 2 digital sighting systems, high elevation (up to 70°) and it’s ability to integrate a wide range of options such as (Anti-Tank missiles, rockets, APS (Active Protection System), 360° close observation. ...) make it the ideal weapon system for all types of vehicles and missions (APC, IFV, anti-drone, amphibious...) that require high firepower, high performance and perfect knowledge of the environment.

The modular concept of the Cockerill® 1030 allows it to be multi-mission with a fully configurable turret according to the customer's needs. We are able to offer different configurations, from a full option turret with level 4 ballistic protection, 200 available rounds and anti-tank missiles for maximum protection, to an ultra-light turret without ballistic protection for amphibious vehicles, to a lower-cost version for a single operator.