Modernization of 120mm Mortar Systems for Bundeswehr

Rheinmetall will upgrade the Bundeswehr’s 120mm mortars by adding obturation rings to the tubes to enable them to fire new generation mortar rounds By DA Reporter / 21 Jan 2022
Rheinmetall 120mm-Moersermunition

Rheinmetall has secured a contract from the German Bundeswehr to supply 120mm mortar ammunition and modernize its mortar systems.

The order, which was booked in 2021, represents a gross volume total of around €27 million.

In the course of the modernization, which is to be completed by 2023, Rheinmetall will upgrade the Bundeswehr’s 120mm mortars, which will enable them to fire new generation mortar rounds. This involves adding obturation rings to the tubes. As part of this order, Rheinmetall has already supplied the Bundeswehr with DM75 NG multispectral mortar rounds and DM56 NG infrared illumination mortar rounds.

Rheinmetall offers a complete range of 120mm, 81mm and 60mm ammunition families. The company also makes mortar fire control systems and mortars like the 120mm Ragnarök mortar weapon system and the innovative RSG60 60mm mortar, introduced in 2019.

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