Campus Cockerill, CMI Defence’s Training Centre, is now fully operational and ready to welcome its first trainees. The 100,000 square metre facility is composed of high-tech classrooms, fully equipped training workshops, high-end accommodations for 120 trainees and access to a military firing range. It is the perfect tool to train military personnel on the use and the maintenance of the Cockerill® Weapon Systems.
This facility, as well as the Agueris® simulators and the digital composer designed and used for the training, were highlighted on CMI Defence booth at IDEX 2019.
Major Ret’d Guy Beusen, Coordinator of CMI Defence Training Activities, presented CMI Defence training approach during the whole exhibition.
“With such a high-level training tool, we are now able to elevate our customers’ personnel to their required level of readiness: we can either train inexperienced soldiers or already expert crews,” he said.
“Our training offering combines classroom sessions, simulation sessions, workshop sessions on real systems and, of course, live-firing sessions, allowing our trainees to acquire the familiarity and the reflexes essential for the successful conduct of their missions. Our Training Center is located in France but, beyond the facility itself, all our training assets, capabilities and personnel can of course be deployed wherever our customers are located,” Beusen added.
Besides this training and simulation offering, CMI Defence also highlighted two different variants of its renowned Cockerill® 3000 Series (which are currently in series production): the Cockerill® 3030 FSV-AT, a manned 30mm cannon turret equipped with the Bayonet®, CMI Defence’s Anti-Tank Guided Missile launcher, and the Cockerill® 3105 AG, a manned Assault Gun turret equipped with the famous Cockerill® 105mm gun.
Also at IDEX, CMI Defence presented its new multi-role turret concept, the CPWS Gen. 2. This turret is a multi-mission, multi-configuration, lightweight and protected weapon system. Thanks to its unique configurable hatch, its under-armor reloading capability, its ability to integrate different main weapons (M242 25mm and M230LF 30mm caliber cannons) and its capability of being integrated on all types chassis from 4x4 to 8x8, the remotely operated CPWS Gen. 2 is the ideal answer to the need of armed forces to conduct different types of missions.
Member of the bicentennial CMI Group, CMI Defence is the undisputed technological leader in multifunctional, high-effect turrets in the 25-120mm range for light and medium weight armored vehicles.
CMI Defence develops and integrates complete and innovative solutions: design, production, integration and upgrade of weapons systems, operational and tactical training, simulation systems (virtual immersive, mobile, embedded and inter-connectable), through-life support as well as systems innovative enhancements.
Marketed under the brand name Cockerill®, CMI Defence weapons systems combine great firepower and light weight for high-mobility armored vehicles, guaranteeing performance and protection.