Weapons and Ammunition
Rheinmetall’s Weapon and Ammunition division is a global industry leader who is highly experienced in mastering the entire weapon and ammunition system. The division focuses on capabilities spanning large and medium calibre weapons and munitions, protection systems, propulsion systems, charge systems and propellant powders. Rheinmetall successfully combines world-class gun, ammunition, charge and fuse technologies to offer precise and effective solutions against enemy threats.
The main armament of the Leopard 2 – the world's most effective tank –, the PzH 2000* self-propelled howitzer system, and an innovative new generation of enhanced range ammunition are just a few of the cutting edge products made by Rheinmetall. Moreover, Rheinmetall has been active in the field of laser weapon systems for many years. In the world of laser weapon stations and laser sources, Rheinmetall has laid the foundation for a future 100kW laser weapon system, demonstrating its fundamental feasibility.
Rheinmetall's Weapon and Ammunition division – Aim for the future
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Systems and products
* In the joint venture with the prime contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Rheinmetall is responsible for about 50% of the PzH 2000.