CMI Defence Weapon Systems for Light Armoured Vehicles


CMI Defence is the undisputed technological leader in multifunctional, high-power turrets for light and medium-weight armoured vehicles.

Independent of any and all vehicle manufacturers, CMI Defence is widely recognised for the technical and operational excellence of its products, and its reputation as a reliable partner of modern high-mobility forces stems from its ability to provide fully integrated solutions.

CMI Defence supplies, integrates and modernises complete firepower solutions from 25mm – 120mm calibre. The Cockerill weapon systems use an electronical architecture to enable easy and quick through-life capability upgrade.

CMI Defence offers a global support service ensuring optimised integrated logistics and through-life support activities (i.e. maintenance, repair, training, in country technical assistance, customer helpline, modernisation programmes, etc.), as well as dedicated products such as simulator and missile systems.

CPWS 20-25-30 medium calibre weapon stations

The Cockerill CPWS 20-25-30 is a family of light medium-calibre protected weapon stations. Designed to accept a range of medium-calibre weapons, the Cockerill CPWS 20-25-30 remains small and light enough to fit a range of 4×4 AFVs. The system improves survivability to smaller, highly mobile, armoured vehicles.

The Cockerill CPWS 20-25-30 turrets are unmanned; remotely operated by a person in the carrier vehicle. The turrets can mount a range of 20mm, 25mm and 30mm automatic cannon with a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun in a ballistically enclosed, power-operated turret. The turret will typically carry 150 rounds of ready ammunition. Twin-feeds may be provided to permit the use of more than one type of ammunition. The weapons are employed using a high performance, digital, fully-stabilised, day/night weapon control system.

Medium calibre turret

The modular Cockerill medium calibre turret is a new generation system. The turret may be remotely operated or manned by a conventional crew. The turret can mount one of a range of 25mm, 30mm, 35mm and 40mm automatic cannon, with a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. Integrated in a ballistically-protected, power-operated turret, the cannon can elevate to +60° for combat in complex terrain and for the engagement of slow-speed aerial targets.

The weapons are employed using a high performance, digital, fully-stabilised, day/night weapon control system that confers hunter/killer functionality. The Cockerill Medium Calibre turret uses modular design and open systems architectures to enable through-life capability upgrade and to minimise obsolescence risk.

CSE 90LP – the proven reference in 90mm weapon systems

The light and robust Cockerill CSE 90LP provides a range of highly effective fires accurately delivered around the clock using electrically-powered gun drives and a night/day digital fire control system. The Cockerill CSE 90LP turret can be fitted to a wide range of wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles of 7t and more, and can be precisely tailored according to the user’s requirements and budgetary constraints.

More than 2,300 Cockerill 90mm LP guns are in operation all around the world.

LCTS 90MP – weapon system for light armoured vehicles

The in-service Cockerill LCTS 90MP turret incorporates a powerful Cockerill 90mm gun with an advanced autoloader. Proven in service and compatible with a wide range of lighter wheeled and tracked vehicles, the Cockerill LCTS 90MP matches outstanding firepower with a fully digital, fully-stabilised, day/night weapon control system to deliver hunter/killer functionality and outstanding effectiveness.

CT-CV 105HP – large calibre weapon system

The powerful Cockerill CT-CV 105HP turret incorporates the Cockerill 105mm high-pressure guns with an advanced autoloader able to fire the long-range Falarick 105 gun-launched anti-tank guided missile (GLATGM).

The Cockerill CT-CV 105HP turret uses NATO 105mm ammunition, special ammunition and the Falarick 105 gun-launched ATGW to deliver highly flexible, precise, organic fire-support to high-mobility forces. Applicable to both tracked and wheeled vehicles, the system offers precise direct and indirect engagement.

Due to its limited recoil, high/low angles of firing (-10° to +42°), this fully stabilised system is particularly well suited to the demands of modern operations in urban and difficult terrains including beyond-line-of-sight engagements.

Back-up devices are foreseen to allow continued use of the turret in case of loss of electrical power supply.

XC-8 105/120HP low-weight concept-turret

The powerful Cockerill XC-8 is a low-weight concept-turret. The concept recognises divergent market requirements, specifically for the broad operational flexibility demanded by the medium-tank requirement, and for the narrower, more specialised anti-armour requirement. Thus one of two low-recoil force guns may be fitted in the XC-8.

The Cockerill 105mm high pressure gun fires all NATO-standard 105mm types and the Falarick 105 Gun Launched Anti Tank Guided Missile (GLATGM). Elevating to +42° this weapon delivers exceptional engagement capability in complex terrain, an indirect-fire HE capability to 10km range, and the GLATGM permits heavy armour to be engaged at extended ranges.

The Cockerill 120mm high pressure gun fires all NATO-standard 120mm smoothbore ammunition and the Falarick 120 GLATGM, which permits the effective engagement and penetration of heavy armour to beyond 5km range. Both guns are employed using a common high performance, digital, fully-stabilised, day/night weapon control system.

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CMI Defence Joins Race for US Mobile-Protected Firepower (MPF) and Medium-Calibre Armament System (MCAS)

Positioning itself regarding the two major US Army initiatives, CMI Defence announced two major initiatives today: it has joined with world-class contractors to compete in the US Army’s MPF programme. It is also delivering a medium-calibre turret within the framework of its CRADA collaboration with the US Army.

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10 October 2017

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Only eight months after the introduction of the world first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) integration on a combat turret, CMI Defence is innovating again by presenting this integration on its virtual immersive simulator, marketed under the Agueris® brand, at IDEX 2017.

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19 June 2016

At the beginning of 2016, CMI Defence was selected by, and in cooperation with, the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for a research and development programme focused on medium-calibre armament systems.

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15 June 2016

Belgian weapons systems designer, manufacturer and integrator CMI Defence and British defence Systems Engineering specialist Ricardo UK, have joined forces in view of the UK Ministry Of Defence (DE&S) Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (LEP). This partnership was formalised today by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

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14 June 2016

At Eurosatory 2016 and for the first time in Europe, CMI Defence has the pleasure of presenting two variations of its latest up-to-the-minute technological innovation: the modular Cockerill® 3000 Series in the form of the Cockerill® 3030 and Cockerill® 3105.

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27 February 2015

Infantry-led mounted and dismounted operations are in ever greater need of effective fire support.

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20 March 2013

At IDEX 2013 CMI Defence and Doosan DST presented a new 120/105mm medium tank concept.

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20 March 2013

Infantry-led mounted or dismounted operations are in ever greater need of effective fire support. To help meet that need, CMI Defence and Ukroboronservice have integrated the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret with the BTR- 3E 8x8 vehicle.

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5 July 2010

CMI Defence presented the Falarick 105, the new anti-tank guided missile launched from the Cockerill CV gun, exclusively at Eurosatory 2010. In Scotland CMI demonstrated the effectiveness and accuracy of the CT-CVTM Weapon System gun-launched missile which confirms the positioning of this turret

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