155mm Rounds by Rheinmetall the ER02A1 high-explosive (HE) projectiles have a maximum range of 30 kilometres in the boat-tail (BT) variant and almost 40 kilometres in the base-bleed (BB) variant155mm Rounds by Rheinmetall the ER02A1 high-explosive (HE) projectiles have a maximum range of 30 kilometres in the boat-tail (BT) variant and almost 40 kilometres in the base-bleed (BB) variant
  • Contract Includes 94,200 155mm Rounds
  • Delivery Spanning 2024-2025 with Option for Two-Year Extension

Düsseldorf, Germany — Rheinmetall, the world’ leader in artillery ammunition manufacturing, Wednesday said it clinched a significant €208 million contract with the Spanish government.

Under this agreement, the company is set to supply the Spanish army with 94,200 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition.

The delivery of these rounds is scheduled to occur from the end of 2024 to the end of 2025, and the contract includes an option for an additional two-year extension.

This agreement represents the second framework agreement between Rheinmetall and the Spanish army, reaffirming the longstanding and reliable partnership between the two. The ordered ammunition includes the ER02A1 high-explosive (HE) projectiles, available in two variants: the boat-tail (BT) and the base-bleed (BB). The BT variant boasts a maximum range of 30 kilometers, while the BB variant, equipped with a special device that heats the air in its trajectory, extends this range to nearly 40 kilometers.

This contract not only solidifies Rheinmetall’s position as a key supplier to the Spanish military but also emphasizes its technological leadership in European ammunition development and production. The company’s framework agreements with various NATO member states ensure a steady supply of artillery ammunition, reflecting its strategic importance in the defense sector.

In summary, Rheinmetall’s latest contract with the Spanish army highlights its expertise and reliability in delivering high-quality artillery ammunition, further strengthening its role as a pivotal player in the defense industry within NATO and beyond.

By Lisa Luckas

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

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