Rheinmetall has won an order to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition worth $70 million.
The order includes 12,000 rounds of 120mm ammunition as the initial supply for the Greek Army’s Leopard 2 tanks. Greece bought the tanks back in 2009.
Specifically, the contract calls for the supply of 120mm DM12A2 multipurpose ammunition as well as DM63 and DM63A1 kinetic energy (KE) rounds. It also includes the production and installation by Rheinmetall of ballistic tables for the KE ammunition in the Greek Leopard 2A4.
Two of these ammunition types, the DM12A2 and the DM63, will be supplied to the Greek Army by the end of 2014. The remainder of the ammunition (DM63A1) will be delivered in three lots in 2015 and 2016.
The Greek Army has a fleet of 353 Leopard 2 main battle tanks. Of these fighting vehicles, 170 Leopard 2A6 HEL are armed with a long-barrel Rheinmetall L55 gun, while the remaining 183 Leopard 2A4 tanks feature the short-barrel L44 model, likewise made by Rheinmetall.
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Rheinmetall has won an order for its state-of-the-art, high-mobility truck families from Norway and Sweden, who intend to buy as many as two thousand military logistics vehicles with a total value of over €1 billion. Following the Norwegian procurement authorities, today Sweden too signed the framework agreement for joint procurement of military logistics vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV)
The Combat Systems division of the Rheinmetall Groups Defence arm has adopted a new structure, signalling the start of a new era. The Combat Systems division is responsible for the companys tracked combat and combat support vehicles, force protection systems and weapon and ammunition activities
The New Zealand Ministry of Defense has recently received the first batch of new Medium-Heavy Operational Vehicles. “It is great to see these vehicles being used by the NZDF just 12 months on from when they were purchased,” Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman said
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is presenting a forward-looking protection concept for logistic vehicles at the NIDV defense fair in the Netherlands, the company said in a statement. Developed by Austrian manufacturer Ressenig Fahrzeugbau GmbH and approved by RMMV, the Discreet Armoured Cabin (DAC) can be mounted on the proven TGS chassis
Rheinmetall Group generated consolidated sales of €3,215 million in the first nine months of 2014, increasing its business volume by €259 million or 9 % year-on-year. Growth stood at 11 % after adjusting for currency effects
Greece is in talks with the US and Bulgaria to sell its old F-16 fighter jets to Sofia and leasing new ones from Washington, Kathimerini, a local newspaper reported Oct 10. NATO asked Bulgaria in February to update its air forces capability and the countrys defense officials have approached Athens about the possibility of buying between six and eight Fighting Falcon planes, an unnamed source was quoted as saying by the newspaper
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has certified overhaul and upgrade of P-3B aircraft as well as associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million for Greece. The Government of Greece has requested for modification and reactivation of two P-3B aircraft, and the upgrade of five P-3B aircraft that will include structural Mid Life Upgrades (MLU), Phased Depot Maintenance (PDM), Mission Integration and Management Systems (MIMS), and new flight avionics
Rheinmetall is showcasing a sampling of its products and projects at the African Aerospace & Defence (AAD), the company said in a statement. “Rheinmetall has for many years been a partner of South Africas armed forces and defence industry
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