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Rheinmetall Supplying European Country with Ammunition for Infantry Fighting Vehicles

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Rheinmetall Supplying European Country with Ammunition for Infantry Fighting Vehicles

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Rheinmetall Supplying European Country with Ammunition for Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Rheinmetall Supplying European Country with Ammunition for Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Rheinmetall has booked an important order for ammunition for infantry fighting vehicles. The Group is supplying an European country with medium-calibre ammunition, with order volume exceeding €200 million net. Shipment is due to take place in 2023-2025. Rheinmetall is the sole single source supplier of newly made 20mm-35mm ammunition for medium-calibre automatic and antiaircraft cannon of the Marder, Gepard, Puma and similar systems; of 105mm ammunition for the Leopard 1 and 120mm ammunition for the Leopard 2; as well as 155mm artillery shells. Moreover, the Group has the capacity to make large-scale deliveries at short notice.

Schutzenpanzer Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Schutzenpanzer Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicle. (Photo by German Army)

Rheinmetall Defence’s portfolio of medium-calibre automatic cannons is based on the products of two highly regarded companies: Oerlikon and Mauser. Rheinmetall continues to build on their legacy, developing and manufacturing automatic cannons featuring exceptional firepower, precision and reliability. Rheinmetall is proud to present its current family of medium-calibre cannons in the 20 mm to 35 mm calibre range. Designed to retain their firepower, precision and reliability even under extreme environmental conditions, they have excellent mass-to-performance ratios, compact designs, long service lives and reduced recoil forces.

Flakpanzer Gepard 1A2 Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun (SPAAG)
Flakpanzer Gepard 1A2 Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun (SPAAG). (Photo by German Army)

The Düsseldorf-based tech enterprise is one of the world’s top makers of weapon and ammunition systems. Its product portfolio ranges from medium-calibre ammunition for infantry fighting vehicles and air defence systems right through to aircraft cannon and high-energy laser applications. Rheinmetall is currently building an additional production line for medium-calibre ammunition at its plant in Unterlüß, which will enable it to meet heightened demand for air defence munitions starting this summer. Rheinmetall’s Weapon and Ammunition division is a global industry leader who is highly experienced in mastering the entire weapon and ammunition system.

German Army Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks
Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks (Photo by German Army)

The division focuses on capabilities spanning large and medium calibre weapons and munitions, protection systems, propulsion systems, charge systems and propellant powders. Rheinmetall successfully combines world-class gun, ammunition, charge and fuse technologies to offer precise and effective solutions against enemy threats. They are designed with the user in mind. For example, service members can fieldstrip them without special tools, while the Group’s replacement part packages reflect our extensive in-service experience.

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