Potential €500 Million Over Ten Years
Rheinmetall and the Dutch Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) have renewed and expanded their longstanding framework agreement for the supply of a range of ammunition for a period of at least ten years. The agreement envisages annual call-offs of around €50 million, with the customer already preparing for the first call-offs.
The agreement encompasses the supply of 35mm medium-calibre ammunition for infantry fighting vehicles, 40mm ROSY smoke/obscurant cartridges, and a family of state-of-the-art 155mm artillery ammunition.
Maj Gen Ivo de Jong, Deputy Director of the DMO, and Roman Köhne, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH, signed the contract on 30 July. The framework agreement follows a partnership agreement signed by both parties just over a year ago and further underscores the customer’s strong confidence in Rheinmetall’s ammunition expertise. DMO seeks to use this agreement to source safe, state-of-the-art ammunition for the Dutch armed forces – both today and tomorrow.
Under the existing partnership agreement, Rheinmetall has already assumed full responsibility for the complete 155mm portfolio, which extends from the ASSEGAI ammunition family to modular charges and fuses.