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USMC orders Rheinmetall 40mm practice ammo

2nd November 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rheinmetall has received a $59 million contract from the US Marine Corps to produce and deliver 40mm practice ammunition, the company announced on 29 October.

The initial order volume is worth $25 million. Production will commence in the third quarter of 2019 and annual delivery volume is expected to be around 700,000 cartridges.

The 40mm x 53 MK281 MOD 3 high velocity practice day/night marking cartridge is a non-dud producing, non-toxic training cartridge fired from the MK19 machine gun. The cartridges use unique target marking technologies that enable both day and night training.

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