Rheinmetall to supply ammunition for German Army’s Puma IFV

5 May 2016 (Last Updated May 5th, 2016 18:30)

Rheinmetall has obtained orders to supply ammunition and accessories for the Bundeswehr, Germany's unified armed forces.

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Rheinmetall has obtained orders to supply ammunition and accessories for the Bundeswehr, Germany's unified armed forces.

Valued at more than €12m, the orders require the company to supply 10,000 rounds of 30mm x 173mm armour-piercing ammunition for the Puma infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).

The Puma IFV will replace the Marder IFVs currently in service with the Bundeswehr.

Delivery of 350 Puma IFVs ordered by the Bundeswehr will be complete by the end of this decade.

Projekt System Management (PSM), a joint venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Landsysteme, will deliver the IFVs.

Rheinmetall will also modify a system gun rest for the vehicle, as well as supply special tools and spare parts to the Bundeswehr.

"The Puma IFV will replace the Marder IFVs currently in service with the Bundeswehr."

The company produced the Puma's newly developed main armament, the 30mm MK30-2/ABM automatic cannon.

It will provide programmable rounds that allow the IFV to successfully engage a wide spectrum of targets.

Rheinmetall Defence produces medium, large-calibre and infantry ammunition, as well as pyrotechnics and propulsion technology for missiles and torpedoes.

The company supplies a medium-calibre automatic cannon for the Eurofighter, naval vessels and infantry fighting vehicles, as well as the 120mm main armament of the Leopard tank and accompanying ammunition.


Image: Puma IFV will replace the ageing Marder IFVs currently in service with the Bundeswehr. Photo: courtesy of Boevaya mashina.