The value of this order is around EUR 17 million, but Rheinmetall did not disclose many other details on the deal. The company did not specify the number of ordered Assegai 155 mm artillery rounds and the delivery schedule.
The Assegai family of 155mm artillery ammunition can be fired from any NATO STANAG-compatible artillery system, including the Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzer, Rheinmetall said.
Rheinmetall Denel Munition is already working on other future artillery technologies.
For example, the rocket motor in conventional 155mm Assegai projectiles is being improved. In addition to this, a new development is on the way that will boost the maximum range to over 155 kilometers, the company said.
As reported by Defence Industry Europe, in December 2022, Rheinmetall Denel Munition signed a framework contract with an unspecified “long-time NATO customer” for the supply of Assegai 155mm artillery ammunition.
According to Rheinmetall, this framework contract provides for the delivery of 155mm M2005 V-LAP (Velocity Enhanced Long Range Artillery Projectile) projectiles, M92 modular charges, and various fuzes.
The framework agreement value is in the mid three-digit million EUR range, Rheinmetall said.