Spain Buys Nearly 100,000 155mm Shells From Rheinmetall

Spain has signed a deal with Rheinmetall to receive 94,200 155mm rounds, which will be delivered between the end of 2024 and the end of 2025.

The ER02A1 high-explosive projectile order costs 208 million euros ($227 million). Both its boat-tail variant, which can reach 19 miles (30 kilometers), and the base-bleed variant, which maxes out at 25 miles (40 kilometers), are included in the package.

A Rheinmetall statement said the deal underlines the company’s technological position in European ammunition development and production.

The ER02A1 has been in service with the Spanish Armed Forces since 1999.

Bolstering Ammo Production

A part of Rheinmetall’s recent boost in arms production stems from various countries’ need to resupply depleted stockpiles amid the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war.

In February, the company signed an agreement with a Ukrainian company to build an artillery munitions center in Ukraine.

The accord was signed by Ukrainian industry minister Alexander Kamyshin and Rheinmetall chief executive Armin Papperger.

The local partner, location, and production start date were left undisclosed for security reasons.

Papperger also described the construction of an ammo plant in northern Germany as a sign of Rheinmetall’s “sense of responsibility and resolve to contribute materially to the ability of our country and our NATO partners to defend itself.”

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