Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd.

About us

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd (RDM) is jointly owned by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (51 %) of Germany and Denel (Pty) Ltd. South Africa. 

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd specialises in the development, design and manufacture of large- and medium-calibre ammunition families and is a world leader in the field of artillery, mortar and infantry systems as well as plant engineering.

Rheinmetall’s business is mainly focused on NATO countries. RDM’s focus is on Asia, the Middle East, South America, South Africa and African countries. Rheinmetall and its South African unit are able to draw on an expanded product portfolio when serving their respective core markets.

Our history
Systems & products

Rheinmetall Denel Munition's product portfolio includes:

  • Artillery ammunition (105 mm and 155 mm)
  • Mortar ammunition (60, 81 and 120 mm)
  • Missile subsystems (propulsion units, warheads, etc)
  • Minefield breaching systems
  • Ammunition for naval applications
  • 40mm infantry ammunition and pyrotechnics
  • Propellants and raw materials
  • Ammunition and metal components
  • Plant engineering

Range Dominance – Going the distance. And then some.

Rheinmetall set three new world records during a test fire event in South Africa: A G6 howitzer with a 52-calibre gun achieved the longest range ever attained with a conventional 155 mm artillery round, 76 kilometres, while the 52-calibre gun of PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer lobbed a shell 67 kilometres, and finally, a field howitzer with a 39-calibre gun attained a range of 54 kilometres.
Further sites
Somerset West (Cape Town) – head office

South Office / Head Office

Reeb Road


Somerset West (Cape Town)


South Africa

Reg No 2007/032918/07

Phone: +27 21 850 2911

Fax: +27 21 850 2011

Rheinmetall Platz 1

40476 Dusseldorf


Phone: +49 211 473-01

Fax: +49 211 473-4727

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