The UK Defence Procurement Organisation has awarded a contract to Rheinmetall AG to continue the supply of general munitions to British forces.

Under the €150m ($205m) contract, Rheinmetall AG will continue to provide ammunition cooperation until 2015.

Over the last five years,Rheinmetall Defence has nearly doubled the volume of general munitions it supplied to UK troops.

The new contract was awarded by UK Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).