Rheinmetall reports 155mm ammunition order

By Richard Tomkins   |   Jan. 22, 2016 at 1:53 PM

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall AG of Germany announced on Friday the receipt of a contract from an unidentified international customer for artillery ammunition.

The award is worth about $141.3 million.

Rheinmetall said the order covers its full spectrum of 155mm ammunition variants and propellants and will be fulfilled by Rheinmetall Denel Munition of South Africa, a joint venture subsidiary established in 2008.

The shells and propellants will be delivered through 2019, the company said, but additional contract details were not disclosed.

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