Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) announced that the company had secured another order for artillery shells and components for an international client to the value of €52 million.
This comes shortly after a €28 million artillery order was booked earlier this year, which included fuzes, charges and various projectiles.
Commenting on the sharp increase in demand of the company’s high-technology munitions, especially the artillery range, the company said that the unique features of the projectile variants are increasingly attracting the interest and recognition of the artillery user community around the globe. The company’s current projectile development activities are focused on enhanced product features that meet increasing customer demands and future needs of the user in terms of range, precision and on-target effect. Furthermore, all variants are compatible with both NATO and non-NATO designed 39- to 52 calibre guns.
Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd (RDM) is jointly owned by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (51%) of Germany and Denel (Pty) Ltd. South Africa.
The company was established on September 1, 2008 when the Denel divisions comprising of Somchem (Somerset West and Wellington sites), Swartklip, Boksburg and Naschem became part of the Rheinmetall Defence Group.
RDM specializes in the development, design and manufacture of large- and medium-calibre ammunition families and is a world leader in the field of artillery, mortar and infantry systems as well as plant engineering.
Rheinmetall Defence’s business is mainly focused on NATO countries. RDM’s focus is on Asia, the Middle East, South America, South Africa and African countries.
The RDM product portfolio encompasses:
+ Artillery ammunition (105mm and 155mm)
+ Mortar ammunition (60, 81 and 120mm)
+ Missile subsystems (propulsion units, warheads, etc)
+ Minefield breaching systems
+ Ammunition for naval applications
+ 40mm infantry ammunition and pyrotechnics
+ Propellants and raw materials
+ Ammunition and metal components