Rheinmetall wins mortar ammunition contract
Rheinmetall Denel Munition of South Africa will supply an unnamed customer in the Middle East/ North Africa (MENA) region with ammunition for a mobile 120mm mortar system under a new contract announced on 4 September. The contract, which runs for several years, is worth around €50 million.
The order encompasses tens of thousands of service, illumination and smoke/obscurant rounds. They are developed for a modern 120mm mobile mortar system, with ballistic characteristics specifically adapted to its advanced fire control unit. The ammunition’s range of over 8,000 metres.
Rheinmetall will work in partnership with an in-country company to fulfil the order, with deliveries of the mortar ammunition to commence in September 2014.
The company said it sees the order as a ‘validation of its strategy of internationalisation’. It said that a presence in the MENA region and entering into strategic partnerships ‘could assist the Düsseldorf-based Group to further strengthen its reputation as a reliable partner of the military as well as local industry’.
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