Rheinmetall to supply modern artillery ammunition for Nato customer

26 January 2021 (Last Updated January 26th, 2021 09:10)

German defence company Rheinmetall has secured an order from an undisclosed Nato customer to supply modern artillery ammunition.

Rheinmetall to supply modern artillery ammunition for Nato customer
Modern 155mm artillery ammunition of German Army. Credit: KrisfromGermany.

German defence company Rheinmetall has secured an order from an undisclosed Nato customer to supply modern artillery ammunition.

The contract will be executed by the company’s South African subsidiary Rheinmetall Denel Munition.

Under the contract, Rheinmetall Denel Munition will supply Assegai family of conventional and extended-range artillery shells.

It will also provide M92 Assegai tactical modular charges, which are designed to propel artillery shells from 155mm guns.

The contract is valued at €25m ($30.3m) and does not specify the quantity of ammunition being procured.

Rheinmetall Denel Munition CEO Patrick Helmsen said: “Thanks to our current product portfolio and new products in the development pipeline, we want to offer customers the full range of possibilities for indirect fire support and maintain our lead in artillery ammunition technology.

“This applies especially to our new developments in artillery projectiles, which we aim to meet our goal of attaining ranges of over 155km with.

“In addition, Rheinmetall Denel Munition is eager to support the troops with our new uni-modular charges, which achieve better performance and simplify the logistics, especially in gun systems with automatic loading.”

According to Rheinmetall, the tactical modular charge system can be tailored to suit a customer’s weapon systems and artillery shells.

Delivery under the contract started last month and will be completed by May.

In November, Rheinmetall started delivering roll-off tipper vehicles to BwFuhrparkService, a military services provider to Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces).