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Rheinmetall wins major ammunition supply contract

The defence contractor has been tapped to supply ammunition for infantry fighting vehicles, main battle tanks, artillery and decoy systems.

The defence contractor has been tapped to supply ammunition for infantry fighting vehicles, main battle tanks, artillery and decoy systems.

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract worth several hundred million euros to Rheinmetall for the supply of an extensive package of ammunition.

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Specifically, the company has been tasked with providing ammunition for the Leopard 2A7+ main battle tank, the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer and the new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).

This is tipped to include:

  • three variants of 30mm x 173 ammunition;
  • 120mm tank ammunition;
  • 155mm artillery shells;
  • 40mm and 76mm decoy cartridges for the Rosy and Maske smoke/obscurant systems; and
  • 7mm and 7.62mm ammunition.

Rheinmetall is set to commence delivery in 2023, with project completion expected in 2031.

According to the company, the deal would support the modernisation of Hungary’s armed forces and enhance the NATO member’s defence posture.

“We are extremely honoured that Hungary has once again entrusted us with the task of modernising its military,” Rheinmetall chief executive Armin Papperger said.

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“We’re delighted to be co-operating with our Hungarian friends in another key military capability.”

[Related: Rheinmetall subsidiary wins Bundeswehr field hospital contract]

Rheinmetall wins major ammunition supply contract
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