A recognized expertise in modeling and simulation
AGUERIS is a French company, born in 2015 as a Joint Venture between John Cockerill Defense (formerly CMI Defence), leader in multi-functional high-effect weapon systems for light and medium weight armored vehicles, and SILKAN, expert in virtual simulation. In 2016, AGUERIS became a fully owned subsidiary of John Cockerill Defense. AGUERIS team is strong of 20 years’ experience and expertise in the field of training and simulation, and also includes several experienced military operational experts.
While AGUERIS is a young company, it was created through the transfer of military training and simulation activity and teams of both SILKAN and John Cockerill Defense and therefore inherits the expertise and references of its founders.
The company has an extensive experience in simulation and is widely recognized as an expert in this field. AGUERIS is a member of the French ADIS group, gathering companies, armed forces, MINDEF and academic structures in the field of simulation for defense. AGUERIS created the Simulation Innovation contest, which is held every year during the French SIMDEF symposium and is the official French Land Armament Industry Association (GICAT) partner, to conceive, design and animate the Eurosatory Simulation Cluster.
The company is today extending its focus and activity from Land defense systems to simulators covering the needs of the complete defense domain. AGUERIS is also developing in Virtual Maintenance training systems, for Defense and civilian industries. We are focused on Innovation, working closely with selected start-ups to design and deliver to our customers best-in-class new technology systems.
The management team
A former student of Ecole Polytechnique and Ingenieur en chef de l’Armement (Colonel Armt), Yves Jourde began his career in the French Defense Analysis Center within the DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) and in the French Dept of Finance (Budget Dept). He then joined Arcelor Mittal where he took in charge different responsibilities, including director of e-business and CEO of Arcelor Systems. He joined John Cockerill and was appointed CEO of Agueris in June 2016.
With a degree in engineering and physics, Benoit Rolland has an extensive experience of more than 25 years in military simulation and defense integration projects with both large industrial groups such as Thales or CAE and smaller companies. Especially, Benoit is an expert in system engineering and software development for constructive and virtual weapon systems simulations.