CMI Defence partners with Hanwha Defense Systems for the production of turret shells

CMI Defence partners with Hanwha Defense Systems for the production of turret shells.

June 14th 2016

In order to complement its own production capacities, CMI Defence has contracted an order to Hanwha Defense Systems for approximately 200 painted open shells of Cockerill® 3000 Series. This takes place within the Strategic Partnership that exists between CMI Defence and Hanwha Defense Systems.  Deliveries will take place from late 2016 until early 2020. 

In 2014, CMI Defence won a multi-year contract pertaining to the delivery of a large series of gun-turret systems from its Cockerill® 3000 Series. This major contract also covers a series of simulation systems (virtual immersive and embedded) as well as support services (training in the handling and maintenance of systems and in military tactics, maintenance services, spare parts, etc.). 

Jean-Luc Maurange, President of CMI Defence, stated: “To complete our French- and Belgian-based manufacturing facilities, CMI Defence entrusted the manufacturing of some 200 painted opens shells of Cockerill® 3000 Series to Hanwha Defense Systems. This operation is a result of the privileged strategic partnership set up between both companies in 2015.”

Hyunwoo Shin, President & CEO of Hanwha Defense Systems, stated: “I would like to thank CMI Defence for hosting this signing ceremony and for providing this contract opportunity based on our strategic partnership. After several years of developing this partnership, I believe that this contract will mark the start of long journey of business success together.  The recent acquisition by Hanwha Group boosts and enhances this partnership and collaboration. We will continue to advance down this path.”