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Rheinmetall receive two contracts from US military

19th February 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rheinmetall has received two contracts to provide infantry ammunition and special effects ordnance to the US armed forces, the company announced on 14 February.

Under the first contract, the company will provide day and night-capable 40mm x 46 practice cartridges worth around $3 million to the US Marine Corps. These cartridges are being produced by American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM). Deliveries started in December 2017.

The second contract, worth $3.8 million, will see company provide advanced flash-bang grenade, now type classified by the US government as the MK 24 MOD 0, to the US Navy. Delivery will take place in 2018 through ARM.

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