Rheinmetall negotiates with Lockheed to produce of HIMARS in Germany

By Defence Industry Europe

The German arms producer Rheinmetall is holding negotiations with American defence industry giant Lockheed Martin to set up the HIMARS system production in Germany.

“At the Munich Security Conference, we aim to strike an agreement with Lockheed Martin to kick off a HIMARS production,” CEO of Rheinmetall Armin Papperger told Reuters.

“We have the technology for the production of the warheads as well as for the rocket motors – and we have the trucks to mount the launchers upon,” Papperger added.

The CEO of Rheinmetall also noted that a deal with Lockheed Martin might prompt investments of several hundred million euros of which Rheinmetall would finance a major part.


Source: Reuters.




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