Rheinmetall announced today that its South African subsidiary, Rheinmetall Denel Munition has been awarded contracts for the supply of 40mm ammunition by two customers in Asia.
A new Asian customer has ordered 400,000 units of 40mm low-velocity grenades, said the company in a statement. Deliveries are expected by December 2022.
In the other case, an existing Asian customer ordered 100,000 rounds of medium velocity grenades. These are to be delivered between December 2022 and February 2023.
Both orders are worth about €25 million ($25.2 million).
“With these two contracts, we are expanding our customer base in Asia,” says, CEO of Rheinmetall Denel Munition, Jan-Patrick Helmsen.
Negotiations are already underway to increase the quantities. Rheinmetall Denel Munition offers a comprehensive range of high-quality 40mm ammunition, including. 40x46mm Low Velocity (LV), 40x53mm High Velocity (HV) and 40x51mm Medium Velocity (MV). The 40mm MV ammunition has a range of up to 800m – 200m more than comparable products on the market.
The 40mm LV ammunition has a range of up to 400 metres. Both types of ammunition use a High Explosive Dual Purpose projectile. This combines fragmentation and shaped charge, which has a high penetrating power. It can be used against bunkers and armoured targets and can penetrate 50-mm rolled homogenous armour (RHA). -shp/adj/aaa (Image: Rheinmetall)