Rheinmetall announced on 19 November that the German Armed Forces have placed a major contract for tank ammunition with the company.

The order, valued at €21.4 million (including tax), covers 13,000 rounds of 120x570mm DM88 ammunition, for which delivery is to commence immediately and should be completed by the end of the year.

The DM88 is an advanced practice round made specifically for the LEOPARD 2 main battle tank. Ballistically, it is identical to the service ammunition developed and supplied by Rheinmetall, and meets the Bundeswehr’s full range of specifications with regard to precision and handling safety.

DM88 training round. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

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