The cutting edge in modern artillery technology
Indirect fire: Weapons and ammunition
As Europe’s foremost supplier of systems and equipment for ground forces, Rheinmetall combines longstanding experience with unrivalled commitment to innovation, spearheading development of armoured vehicles, main armament, ammunition, reconnaissance sensors and network technology – all dedicated to keeping artillery the King of Battle in the 21st century.
Among the Group’s core competencies is the innovative combination of main armament and ammunition technologies, resulting in high-performance solutions that are revolutionizing the art of gunnery.
Rheinmetall's Range Dominance
Rheinmetall sets the standard of excellence for the highest priority modernisation needs of artillery systems, particularly in key aspects of long-range precision fires – firing systems, cannon-delivered projectiles and propellants. Rheinmetall’s PzH 2000* 52-calibre length (L52) 155 mm howitzer tube is widely considered the best in its class and the celebrated Assegai family of 155 mm munitions, paired with Rheinmetall’s new Extended Range Top Charge propellants, have substantially outperformed conventional artillery systems in live fire testing.
Built on more than a century of excellence in advanced artillery solutions, Rheinmetall innovations offer ready now lethality solutions urgently needed to restore overmatch today and ensure it remains tomorrow.
These include high explosive shells (some featuring insensitive explosives), illumination rounds for the visual and IR spectrums, multispectral smoke/obscurant projectiles, the sensor-fused SMart round, and practice ammunition.
The 155 mm sMArt sensor-fused DM702
Equally effective against stationary and moving targets, it enables artillery commanders to engage lightly and heavily armoured vehicles in top attack mode in all weathers and in all types of terrain with pinpoint precision.
* In the joint venture with the prime contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Rheinmetall is responsible for about 50% of the PzH 2000.