Rheinmetall to develop a brand new medium caliber ammunition for the U.S. Navy: The Group’s subsidiary American Rheinmetall Munitions, Inc. primarily based in Stafford, VA has been awarded a $14.3 million (€13.5 million) contract underneath a U.S. Navy different transaction settlement (OTA) to prototype a low-cost engagement functionality that will increase the effectiveness of current and future Naval gun weapon programs towards air and floor threats.

“We’re excited to ship our next-generation lethality options to the U.S. Navy for the primary time. This award additional demonstrates American Rheinmetall’s skill to carry progressive applied sciences into the arms of our U.S. Joint Power,” mentioned American Rheinmetall Munitions CEO John Somich.


The ensuing prototype system will result in an Preliminary Working Functionality for the 30mm x 173 MK 340 MOD 0 Kinetic Vitality Electronically Timed (KEET) airburst munition. The MK 340 KEET is derived from the NATO-qualified Rheinmetall 30mm x 173 Kinetic Vitality Timed Fuze (KETF) cartridge at present fielded by the Australian, German, and Hungarian militaries. The system will present vital lethality enhancements and a discount in rounds fired because of the elevated first-round hit chance.

Rheinmetall 30mm x 173 MK 340 MOD 0 Kinetic Vitality Electronically Timed (KEET) airburst munition.

The corporate is presently increasing its position as a serious provider of progressive, next-generation weapons and ammunition within the U.S., drawing on a world portfolio of world-class munitions and armaments supplied by Rheinmetall and its associates. For instance, American Rheinmetall Munitions is at present producing game-changing options together with 40mm airburst fuzing for the U.S. Military and the PGU-48/B Frangible Armor Piercing cartridge for the U.S. Air Power F35A Joint Strike Fighter. The corporate has been producing and supplying high-performance observe and direct hearth service ammunition for American army and legislation enforcement clients for a number of a long time.

American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) is a part of the American Rheinmetall household of U.S. protection firms which incorporates American Rheinmetall Techniques in Biddeford, ME, American Rheinmetall Automobiles in Sterling Heights, MI, and U.S. company father or mother American Rheinmetall Protection in Reston, VA. The corporate is a part of Rheinmetall’s Weapon and Ammunition division and has been bringing the division’s international product portfolio to the U.S. marketplace for a long time. Rheinmetall makes a speciality of massive and medium caliber ammunition households and is a world chief within the area of long-range artillery, mortar and infantry programs. American Rheinmetall Munitions’ product portfolio contains however shouldn’t be restricted to propellants, fuzing and safety programs for car survivability. Different capabilities embody load, pack, meeting and full price manufacturing. ARM is dedicated to continued development within the U.S. via its strategic teaming efforts, funding in native U.S. manufacturing, and superior program, supply-chain and manufacturing administration all of that are aimed toward offering next-generation capabilities to U.S. warfighters at an inexpensive worth.