Rheinmetall and Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) have formed a joint venture to make medium-calibre ammunition for US market, including the 25mm for F35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The two firms announced the move at the AUSA show in Washington D.C. in October 2016.
Serving as general contractor or subcontractor, the new joint venture will design, develop and manufacture ammunition for the US market, Rheinmetall announced today.
The new joint venture combines the Rheinmetall Group’s expertise in ammunition design and development with D&Z’s manufacturing capabilities. Rheinmetall and D&Z each have a 50% stake in the joint venture, whose focus is on medium-calibre and indirect fire solutions.
The Rheinmetall Group’s Defence arm is one of the top suppliers of military weapons and ammunition. Its product spectrum ranges from small arms and medium-calibre automatic cannon for aircraft, infantry fighting vehicles and ships to large-calibre systems for main battle tanks and artillery, right through to high-energy laser effectors.
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