Rheinmetall Denel Munition Awarded 155mm Ammunition Order From NATO Customer
Rheinmetall has scored one other success within the area of artillery ammunition. A protracted-time NATO buyer awarded the South African subsidiary Rheinmetall Denel Munition a framework contract for the availability of 155mm ammunition of the confirmed Assegai product line. The order worth is within the mid three-digit million EUR vary. The framework settlement was concluded in December and has a time period of 5 years. Collectively owned by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (51%) of Germany and Denel (Pty) Ltd, Rheinmetall Denel Munition produces all kinds of ammunition corresponding to 155 mm artillery ammunition, 60, 81 and 120 mm mortars, 40 mm grenades and 76/62 mm Naval Rounds, plane bombs and mine breaching programs.
“We’re proud to help our long-time NATO companion with Rheinmetall‘s world main lengthy vary artillery suite. Framework agreements present long-term ammunition provide assurance and a versatile system for procuring ammunition over the course of a yr”, acknowledged Jan-Patrick Helmsen, CEO of Rheinmetall Denel Munition. “The rocket help V-lap along with the tactical assegai fees M92 with barrel wearer reducer and muzzle flash reducer will help each the troopers within the battlefield and the logistics and upkeep troops.”
The 5 years framework contract offers for the supply of 155mm M2005 V-LAP (Velocity Enhanced Lengthy Vary Artillery Projectile) projectiles, M92 modular fees and numerous fuzes. The 155mm M2005 V-LAP projectile incorporates a excessive fragmentation impact in addition to prolonged vary by means of rocket and base bleed know-how. The rocket help V-LAP projectile along with the Assegai M92 tactical fees options barrel erosion and muzzle signature reducer properties. It’s designed in line with the NATO Joint Ballistics Memorandum of Beneath¬standing (JBMoU) necessities and certified in line with STANAG tips. The ammunition is already deployed in a number of NATO international locations.
The M2005 HE V-LAP projectile is on the forefront of recent artillery know-how and offers an prolonged vary interdiction functionality in opposition to delicate targets and delicate skinned automobiles in addition to the disruption of logistical provide strains past the shut battlefield. The M2005 projectile can be utilized with appropriate NATO customary fuzes and JBMoU suitable modular cost programs and may be fired from any suitable 155mm weapon system. The bottom drag discount and rocket help prolong the vary efficiency of Assegai with no particular operational and logistical necessities.
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