Sterling Heights, MI (USA) – October 13, 2020 – John Cockerill Defense America, the US subsidiary of John Cockerill Defense SA, announces they have signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.
The purpose of this CRADA is to develop, mature, integrate, and test the armament accuracy and lethality capabilities of an integrated medium caliber combat system, to include CCDC Armaments Center’s Scenario Based Fire Control System and JCDA’s Medium Caliber Turret solutions. This agreement will enable both parties to further mature their solutions with the goal of transitioning the products to any direct fire medium caliber platform. Continued research into medium caliber weapons technology and improved performance is paramount in protecting soldiers, vehicles, and non-combatants.
Ken Lockwood, Engineering Director for John Cockerill Defense America: “Working with the US Government in the CRADA environment allows for a unique partnership in technology development. This partnership, and the subsequent Industry investment, allows us to move these game-changing technologies to the warfighter faster than a traditional development program would mature.”
About John Cockerill Defense America:
Incorporated in Delaware in January 2017 and headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, John Cockerill Defense America is the US subsidiary of John Cockerill Defense SA, the Belgium-based world leader for in-production integrated lethality systems. Cockerill™ products modernize to overmatch with unsurpassed survivability, mobility, lethality, reliability, and mission command capabilities for cross domain maneuver. John Cockerill Defense America specializes in design, development, and production of integrated combat vehicle turret solutions for the US military. https://johncockerillda.com
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