American Rheinmetall Munitions, Inc. (ARM) in Camden, Ark., has been awarded a $3 million contract to produce day and night-capable 40mm x 46 practice cartridges, one of two new contracts to support the United States military, according to a recent press release from parent company Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf, Germany.
Deliveries began in December, though the details of the deal were not made public until Feb. 14.
Camden’s direct contract will be in support of the U.S. Marine Corps while the second, and largest, will go toward the U.S. Navy for advanced flash-bang grenade technology.
The MK 24 MOD 0 order will be for $3.8 million and will begin deliveries in 2018 through ARM, although the non-lethal diversionary devices will be produced at a facility in Trittau, Germany.
Rheinmetall Defence specializes in the creation of 40mm weapon systems and ammunition, and it also is a major supplier of special effects munitions.
Globally, the group supplies armed forces and law enforcement agencies with components and systems.
Besides 40mm low-velocity and high-velocity ammunition, Rheinmetall is pushing ahead with the development of a forward-looking family of 40mm medium-velocity ammunition. The company is known for 40mm weapon systems and fire control technology as well.