Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH

About us

The product portfolio of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (RWM) includes weapons systems and ammunition for infantry, direct and indirect fire, as well as pyrotechnics and protection systems

  1. RWM specializes in the development and production of large calibre weapon systems and ammunition, including for example the main armament of the Leopard 2, the world's top-performing tank and the SMArt 155 sensor-fuzed ammunition for the artillery.
  2. Together with RWM Schweiz AG, the company also forms a centre of excellence for medium calibre automatic cannon, weapon systems and ammunition. Its chief products include vehicle-mounted weapons, aircraft cannons, naval guns and ammunition, as well as ammunition for anti-aircraft systems.
  3. Furthermore, protection systems and pyrotechnics are part of the RWM range of products, rounded off by the range of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition Arges GmbH. These include, for example, the MASS naval countermeasures system, which is already in service worldwide, as well as practice ammunition, 40 mm ammunition, non-lethal agents, flash and stun grenades (used by numerous SWAT teams), and other pyrotechnics.
  4. In addition, the product range is rounded out by a wide array of services, like training courses for operating and maintenance as well as life cycle services which become more and more important.
  5. At Unterluess (northern Germany) and Ochsenboden (Switzerland), Rheinmetall operates the largest and best-equipped private-sector proving grounds in Europe. On behalf of the company's domestic and foreign customers, systems and components are subjected to comprehensive testing at both proving grounds, while defence technology quality inspections are carried out during all stages of the product development process.


In 2004, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH was formed by a step-by-step merger of Rheinmetall W&M GmbH, Mauser-Werke Oberndorf Waffensysteme GmbH, BUCK Neue Technologien GmbH, Pyrotechnik Silberhuette GmbH and NICO-Pyrotechnik Hanns-Jürgen Diederichs GmbH & Co. KG. Rheinmetall thus brought under centralized, streamlined management an important part of its weapon and munitions's activities.

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Systems & Products

The range of products and services of RWM includes:

Direct Fire

  • Smoothbore guns for main battle tanks
  • Ammunition for main battle tanks
  • Automatic cannons
  • Aircraft cannons
  • Light naval gun systems
  • Medium calibre ammunition

Indirect Fire

  • Artillery guns
  • Artillery ammunition
  • Sensor fused ammunition
  • Mortar weapon systems
  • Mortar ammunition
  • Grenade launchers


  • 40 mm ammunition
  • Illumination and signal devices
  • Coloured and screening smoke
  • Stun grenades
  • Irritant cartridges

Protection Systems

  • Naval multi ammunition softkill systems
  • Airborne advanced flares
  • Light vehicle protection systems
  • Multispectral smoke grenades
  • High-performance microwave technology
  • Armour systems
  • Protection systems for facilities and installations

RWM Test Centres

  • Environmental simulation / laboratories
  • Proving ground
  • Measuring technology
  • Temperature test facilities
  • Workshops
  • Presentation, testing and training
Further information

Heinrich-Ehrhardt-Straße 2

29345 Unterluess



Phone: +49 5827 80-02

Fax: +49 5827 10 90

Rheinmetall Platz 1

40476 Dusseldorf


Phone: +49 211 473-0

Fax: +49 211 473-4727

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