Rheinmetall to supply €130m worth ammunition to undisclosed country

24 January 2016 (Last Updated January 24th, 2016 18:30)

Rheinmetall has secured a contract worth around €130m to supply artillery ammunition to an undisclosed international country.

Rheinmetall has secured a contract worth around €130m to supply artillery ammunition to an undisclosed international country.

Under the terms of the agreement, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) will supply its full range of 155mm ammunition variants, as well as accompanying propelling charges.

Work will be carried out by Rheinmetall's South Africa-based subsidiary.

The ammunition will be used to train artillery troops, and supplied until the end of 2019.

"The ammunition will be used to train artillery troops, and supplied until the end of 2019."

Last week, Rheinmetall Defence received a contract to supply air defence systems to the Royal Thai Army.

Under this agreement, the company will supply four latest-generation Oerlikon Skyguard 3 fire control systems.

The multi-million euro contract will also cover the supply of eight 35mm Oerlikon GDF007 Twin Guns, Ahead airburst ammunition, and additional support.

Rheinmetall Defence's air defence division provides automatic, cannon-based air defence. It is the only system supplier to offer fire control technology, automatic 35mm cannons, integrated guided missiles, and Ahead airburst ammunition.

The company offers a wide range of large and medium-calibre weapons and ammunition, including electronically programmable rounds and search fuse ammunition for artillery.

It specialises in propellants, including propelling charges for artillery, as well as mortar rounds, propelling powders, and combustible cast parts.