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Germany orders 155mm artillery ammunition

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The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment signed a contract with a duo comprising Germany’s Diehl and Norway‘s Nammo for the procurement of 155mm artillery ammunition on July 10.

On July 5, the budget committee of the Bundeswehr granted approval for the procurement of additional ammunition. This includes supplementary ammunition for the Panzerhaubitze 2000, Leopard 2 main battle tank, and Puma infantry fighting vehicle. Additionally, 155 mm artillery shells for the howitzer and 120 mm shells for the main battle tank were included in the approved acquisition.

After receiving approval, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support, along with the industrial working group Diehl Defence / Nammo AS (ARGE DiNa155mm), proceeded to sign a framework agreement for the procurement of 155mm artillery ammunition.

The framework agreement enables the delivery of initial lots and streamlines the acquisition of additional fuzes. The Bundeswehr has announced that the procurement project, which holds an approximate value of 118 million euros, will be fully utilized by 2026.

The DiNa155mm projectile, developed and qualified in Norway, is designed to meet artillery capability requirements, providing both range and precision. Its modular design allows for area and pin-point engagement up to 30 kilometers. With deep intrusion capability and compatibility with advanced fuzes and guidance modules, such as the 2DGMArt®, it ensures adaptability and future viability, stated the company.

“The importance of artillery and the availability of artillery ammunition in particular is illustrated on a daily basis in the Ukraine war. The demand for artillery ammunition has increased significantly not only in Germany, but in all EU and NATO countries. Therefore, over the next decades, high quantities of 155mm ammunition will be requested for the support of Ukraine, but also for national stockpiling,” stated Diehl in the official announcement.