Australia orders artillery ammo
Rheinmetall has received a contract from the Australian Defence Force to supply various projectile types from the company’s Assegai family, along with fuses and propelling charges, the company announced on 21 March.
The contract, worth around AU$100 million ($77 million), is a part of Australia’s Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition project. It also includes options for additional five-year periods.
The first lot of qualification ammunition will be shipped this year and a second partial delivery will take place in 2019. Australia will also procure war reserve stocks of the new ammunition following qualification.
The ammunition will be supplied via Rheinmetall’s partner NIOA, and a team consisting of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition, Rheinmetall Denel Munition, Nitrochemie and Junghans Defence.
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