Following the successful launch of the Cockerill i–X in 2022, John Cockerill Defense has completed a series of mobility and live fire trails with the prototype vehicle that is present on the John Cockerill Defense stand, Hall 12, Stand B14, at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023).
During the tests, the Cockerill i–X achieved impressive results in terms of:
– speed of movement on off–road surfaces
– stability of the vehicle during firing
– firing accuracy
Owing to its very encouraging results, the Cockerill i–X has generated a strong international demand. The agreement between John Cockerill Defense and NIMR will enable the two parties to establish a joint proposal to respond to this demand in the best possible way.
Under the terms of the Teaming Agreement, John Cockerill Defense and NIMR will collaborate exclusively on the next phase, defining a common approach to bring the Cockerill i–X to the market, with John Cockerill Defense’s experience in lethality solutions and NIMR’s experience in mobility solutions being combined to accelerate the process.
The Cockerill i–X Interceptor vehicle is a fusion of our technical excellence of weapon systems and extensive experience in the field of rally raid. This highly mobile vehicle, combined with the proven firepower of the 25mm as well as advanced artificial intelligence, is an innovative break with traditional concepts and pushes the defense operations limits to new horizon.
“We at John Cockerill are enthusiastic to begin working with NIMR. They have shown themselves to be fully committed to the development and production of combat–proven military vehicles. Our joint knowledge and experience will enable us to make the Cockerill i–X the weapon system of the future that will best meet the needs of international armed forces. I look forward to our two companies working together on this exciting project,” said Thierry Renaudin, CEO of John Cockerill Defense.