Rheinmetall continues to increase its place as a number one methods provider for 40mm weapon and ammunition methods. The Group’s South African subsidiary Rheinmetall Denel Munition has been awarded a framework contract by the Spanish armed forces for the provision of 40mm ammunition. The contract, which was awarded just a few weeks in the past, is for a interval of 4 years. It gives for the provision of 40mm x 53 excessive velocity fight in addition to coaching ammunition. A primary call-off within the low single-digit million euro vary has already been made. The primary ammunition deliveries will begin in 2022.

It’s supposed for the SB-40 LAG and Mk 19 grenade machine weapons. These are utilized by the military and likewise by the navy. The 40×53 mm excessive velocity (HV) ammunition from Rheinmetall Denel Munition reaches a velocity of 240 m/s and has an efficient vary of two,200 metres. The Excessive Explosive Twin Function (HEDP) is a multi-purpose ammunition. On the one hand, it has a excessive fragmentation and shrapnel impact in opposition to tender targets, however as a formed cost ammunition it can be used in opposition to flippantly armoured targets or fortified positions. It has a penetrating energy of 50mm RHA (Rolled Homogenous Armour).


The supply now ordered by Spain includes 40mm x 53 excessive explosive (HE), excessive explosive twin goal (HEDP) in addition to coaching ammunition with and with out tracer. Rheinmetall’s product portfolio in 40mm calibre additionally consists of 40x46mm Low Velocity and 40x51mm Medium Velocity ammunition for a variety of functions. As well as, there are fireplace management methods in addition to weapon methods for the grenade gunner. It additionally confirms the Rheinmetall Denel Munition competence as a methods home for oblique fireplace, providing revolutionary and dependable options based mostly on applied sciences developed in-house.

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd (RDM) is collectively owned by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (51 %) of Germany and Denel (Pty) Ltd. South Africa. Rheinmetall Denel Munition specialises within the improvement, design and manufacture of large- and medium-calibre ammunition households and is a world chief within the area of artillery, mortar and infantry methods in addition to plant engineering. Rheinmetall’s enterprise is principally centered on NATO nations. RDM’s focus is on Asia, the Center East, South America, South Africa and African nations. Rheinmetall and its South African unit are in a position to attract on an expanded product portfolio when serving their respective core markets.