Rheinmetall has received an order for tank ammunition worth 200 million euros from a non-disclosed European country.
A European country has signed a contract with the German Rheinmetall for the supply of tank ammunition. While the name of the country remains non-disclosed, the tank ammunition order with a net worth of over 200 million euros, will be delivered between 2023 and 2025. Also recently, Rheinmetall announced that it has received an important ammunition order for combat vehicles.
Rheinmetall is the sole source supplier of 20mm-35mm ammunition for medium caliber automatic and anti-aircraft guns from Marder, Gepard, Puma and similar systems. In addition, the company produces 105 mm ammunition for Leopard 1 tanks, 120 mm ammunition for Leopard 2 tanks and 155 mm ammunition.
Rheinmetall will supply key components in Norway’s Leopard 2 order
Rheinmetall had won a major order in connection with a key NATO main battle tank project. The Norwegian Defense Material Agency (NDMA) signed a contract with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on February 17, 2023 to supply the Norwegian Armed Forces with 54 units of the A7 NOR which is the latest version of the Leopard 2 main battle tank. The order also envisaged the purchase of an additional 18 tanks.
Düsseldorf-based technology company Rheinmetall has been tasked with supplying key components as a subcontractor to KMW. These include the tank’s 120mm L55A1 main gun, fire control technology and parts of the sensor suite. The total value of the order reaches 129 million euros. If Norway uses the option to procure additional Leopard 2 tanks, the value of the order will increase by an additional 44 million euros.
Tank guns, fire control technology and sensors for the Leopard 2 will be delivered to KMW over a period of approximately four years. Following the completion and commissioning of the tanks at KMW, the vehicles will be transferred to the Norwegian procurement agency NDMA.