Rheinmetall’s subsidiary American Rheinmetall Munition (Stafford, VA) has been awarded a $2.5M contract from the US Army for the delivery of a shorter and lighter artillery weapon system in support of the National Defense Strategy, the company writes in a press release.
A lightweight artillery cannon is considered suitable to enhance the mobility, manoeuvrability and lethality of army artillery systems and can provide the long-range firing performance capability the Army is seeking for its entire howitzer fleet. It is to further inform the Army’s ongoing capability assessment for next-generation armament.
COL Lance Green, the Military Deputy of the Combat Capabilities Development Command-Armament Center (DEVCOM AC) stated, “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.”
American Rheinmetall Munition is part of the American Rheinmetall family of US defence companies which include:
- US corporate parent American Rheinmetall Defense in Reston, VA
- American Rheinmetall Systems in Biddeford, ME
- American Rheinmetall Vehicles in Sterling Heights, MI
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.