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  • Rheinmetall Strengthens National Security with New Ammunition Plant
  • High-Profile Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Construction in Unterlüß

Unterlüß, Germany – Rheinmetall AG, a leading Düsseldorf-based technology group, is taking a significant stride in bolstering Germany’s national security infrastructure with the construction of a new ammunition factory at its Unterlüß site in Lower Saxony. The groundbreaking ceremony for “Werk Niedersachsen,” the Group’s latest facility, was a high-profile event, attended by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius, and Rheinmetall AG’s Executive Board Chairman Armin Papperger, along with other notable figures from politics, administration, armed forces, and industry.

The new factory is set to produce a range of crucial military supplies, including artillery ammunition, explosives, and components for rocket artillery. With an impressive production capacity, Werk Niedersachsen aims to manufacture approximately 200,000 artillery shells annually, along with up to 1,900 tonnes of RDX explosive. The facility may also potentially produce rocket engines and warheads, vital for Germany’s planned rocket artillery projects.

This development is a strategic move towards enhancing Germany’s self-reliance in ammunition production, a critical aspect of national defense. The factory’s establishment in Unterlüß, one of Rheinmetall’s most important locations, underscores the region’s growing significance in the nation’s defense sector. The presence of high-ranking officials at the groundbreaking ceremony highlights the project’s importance at both national and international levels.

Niedersachsen is poised to play a pivotal role in strengthening Germany’s defense capabilities, reflecting Rheinmetall’s commitment to national security and technological advancement in the defense sector.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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