Germany-based military technology group Rheinmetall has secured two new multi-million-dollar contracts from the US military for the delivery of munitions to the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the US Navy.
The first contract is worth approximately $3m and covers the delivery of day and night capable, 40mm x 46mm practice cartridges to the USMC.
The practice cartridges are being manufactured by American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) in Camden, Arkansas, and will not contain any environmentally damaging substances.
ARM is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Defence based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The second new order from the US Navy is valued at $3.8m and involves the procurement of the latest and advanced flash-bang grenade, which has been type-classified by the US Government as the MK 24 MOD 0.
The non-lethal diversionary devices will be produced at the ARM facility in Trittau, Germany, and are slated to be delivered this year.
Rheinmetall is a major supplier of 40mm weapon systems and ammunition, as well as special effects munitions.
The company develops 40mm low-velocity and high-velocity ammunition, in addition to 40mm weapon systems and fire control technology.
It regularly provides armed forces and law enforcement agencies worldwide with these munitions, along with associated components and systems.
Rheinmetall is currently working on the development of a forward-looking family of 40mm medium-velocity ammunition systems.