FEINDEF 2021: John Cockerill displays its full range of weapon stations

At FEINDEF 2021, International Defense Exhibition in Spain, John Cockerill Defense España presents its new product combining modularity, reliability and high performance: the Cockerill® 1030. John Cockerill Defence Spain is also exhibiting the 30mm and 105mm versions of the Cockerill® 3000 Series, of which hundreds of units have been delivered to the Middle East and Asia in recent years.

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John Cockerill showcases its full range of weapon stations at FEINDEF 2021, including the Cockerill® 1030 and the Cockerill® 3000 series. (Picture source John Cockerill)

Feindef 2021 is the opportunity for John Cockerill Defence España to present its new turret, the Cockerill® 1030. Lightweight, accurate, multi-mission and with high firepower, the Cockerill® 1030 is the answer to the needs of today's and tomorrow's armed forces. Its lightweight (<1.5t with level 2 ballistic protection), its compactness (1.5m diameter at the vehicle interface), 200 round capacity, 2 digital vision systems, high elevation (up to 70°) and the ability to integrate a wide range of subsystems such as AT missiles, rockets, APS, 360° close observation, ...) make it the ideal weapon system for all vehicles and missions (APC, IFV, anti-drone, amphibious...).

With more than 1000 turrets in service worldwide, the teams at John Cockerill Defence have acquired unique expertise in reliability and performance from which the Cockerill®1030 benefits.

Also on display will be the Cockerill® 3000 Series, the multi-purpose weapon system, manned or unmanned, to equip any wheeled or tracked vehicle that can be armed with 30, 40, 90 and 105mm guns on a single chassis. The C3030, manned and equipped with a 30mm gun, and the C3105, manned and equipped with a 105mm gun,. 

The Cockerill 3000 Series is a unique weapon system from John Cockerill defense. Conceived to deliver unprecedented levels of value to the User, the Cockerill 3000 Series delivers cutting-edge day/night, stabilized, high-precision weapon system capability, in a single modular, common core platform that provides a single common heart to many products and variants, and can be readily configured and re-configured as necessary to the role and operational demand. Its interchangeably accepts a wide range of weapon types and calibers, from 25mm automatic cannon to 105mm NATO-standard tank gun. Cockerill 3000 Series offer significant cost reductions and increases operational flexibility.

The Cockerill 3000 Series is based on a single platform that allows the turret to be fitted with multiple guns caliber from 25mm up to 105mm NATO standard with corresponding modules. The turret can also be fitted with missiles launcher.

The "standard" form of the Cockerill 3000 Series provides full digital weapon stabilization and digitalized fire control system to deliver a very high target-hit chance. The turret also boasts thermal and day sights to provide 24-hour operation whether the vehicle is moving or static.