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US Army Selects Rheinmetall Artillery Solution

$2.5 Million Contract to Develop Short, Lightweight Weapon System

American Rheinmetall Munition (ARM) has been selected by the US Army to deliver a shorter, lighter artillery weapon system under a $2.5 million contract, the company announced on 25 May.

A lightweight artillery cannon will enhance the mobility, manoeuvrability and lethality of Army artillery systems, providing the long-range firing performance capability the service seeks for its entire howitzer fleet. It will further inform the Army’s ongoing capability assessment for a next-generation armament.

This DEVCOM AC project, alongside numerous other active Science and Technology efforts, could provide our warfighters a distinct advantage in this increasingly complex security environment,” explained Col Lance Green, Military Deputy of the Combat Capabilities Development Command-Armament Center (DEVCOM AC).

ARM CEO, John Somich, welcomes “the opportunity to support the Army in its efforts to develop next-generation long-range precision fires technologies, and particularly to prototype what could be game-changing advanced, lightweight howitzer technologies […] Rheinmetall is a global leader in artillery technologies including munitions, propellant and cannons and we will bring to bear our tremendous expertise, technology and full commitment to the Army in this effort.”

ARM is currently expanding its role as a major supplier of innovative, next-generation weapons and ammunition in the US, drawing on a global portfolio of world-class munitions and armaments offered by Rheinmetall and its affiliates. The company has been producing and supplying high-performance practice and direct fire service ammunition for American military and law enforcement customers for several decades. This new contract represents another opportunity to demonstrate the company’s commitment to delivering next-generation technology.

ARM has a history of innovative weapons and munitions development. (Rheinmetall)

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