The German Bundeswehr has contracted Rheinmetall to supply 120mm mortar ammunition and modernise its mortar systems in service. The order has a gross volume of around €27M, Rheinmetall writes in a press release.
In the scope of the modernisation, which is to be completed by 2023, Rheinmetall is to upgrade the Bundeswehr’s 120mm mortars, which is expected to enable them to fire New Generation (NG) mortar rounds. This involves adding obturation rings to the tubes. As part of this order, Rheinmetall already delivered DM75 NG multispectral mortar rounds and DM56 NG infrared illumination mortar rounds in 2021.