Rheinmetall has received a $59 million contract to supply nearly 70,000 cartridges of MK281 MOD3 40mm grenade practice ammunition to US Marines.
The company is scheduled to start the production by the third quarter of 2019, Rheinmetall said in a statement Monday.
The non-toxic cartridge employs target marking and is fired from a MK19 belt fed automatic grenade launcher.
The MK281 design reduces customer costs by eliminating unexploded ordnance and range fires. Furthermore, it permits users to practice fire-and-manoeuvre operation, the company said.
Rheinmetall has won a contract worth over €43 million to modernize part of the British militarys fleet of logistic vehicles with a new loading system. According to the company press release, a total of 382 retrofit kits for the Enhanced Pallet Loading System, or EPLS, will be supplied and integrated into the tried-and-tested HX trucks of British Armed Forces
The Duesseldorf, Germany-based tech enterprise has been selected to supply the Australian Defence Force with more than a thousand additional military trucks and modules, worth €430 million. The Commonwealth of Australia has thus acted on a procurement decision already announced in July 2018
Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a Rheinmetall-Denel munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa. The blast was reported by local residents near the Rheinmetall-Denel plant in Somerset West when it erupted at 3:45 pm local time
Australia has awarded $2.4 billion (€2
Rheinmetall has won a three-year, $11 million contract to supply German Police with ballistic inserts for protective vests. The first batch consisting of over 5,000 ballistic inserts will be shipped in spring 2019
InstantEye Robotics has secured a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in support of PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Program Office, to field 32 InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 SUAS systems (64 aircraft). This procurement is being executed in support of a United States Marine Corps urgent needs request for field user evaluation
Rheinmetall has won a $24 million contract to supply 13000 rounds of 120mm X 570 DM88 ammunition to the German armed forces, Bundeswehr.The DM88 is a practice round made specifically for the Leopard 2 main battle tank
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