Rheinmetall To Provide 10,000 Armor-piercing Ammo For German Puma IFVs

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Rheinmetall To Provide 10,000 Armor-piercing Ammo For German Puma IFVs
German Puma IFV

Rheinmetall has won a series of contracts for production and delivery of 10,000 rounds of 30mm X 173 calibre armor-piercing ammunition worth over for €12 million to Germany.

Besides production and delivery ammunition, the Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has contracted Rheinmetall to modify a system gun rest, and to supply it with special tools and spare parts, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

The accompanying array of ammunition includes programmable rounds, enabling the Puma to successfully engage a wide spectrum of targets.

Now being fielded by the Bundeswehr, the Puma IFV provides Germany's mechanized infantry forces with a new principal weapons system, one that represents a whole new dimension in international armoured vehicle design.

Delivery of the 350 IFVs ordered by the Bundeswehr will be complete by 2020. 

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