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German-Australian company will begin production of ammunition for the F-35

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Joint German-Australian company Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) will join the Joint Strike Fighter program to create the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft. She will be involved in the production and export of ammunition for this multirole fighter.


Production facilities of the project will be located at the state-owned Benalla factory in the Australian state of Victoria. This is the second joint project of the RNM company with the Australian authorities for the production of ammunition. The first was a $ 60 million contract to produce artillery shells in Maryborough, Queensland. RNM is a collaboration product of the German concern Rheinmetall Waffe Munitions, which is an arms manufacturer for many countries of the world, with the Australian company NIOA, the leading arms supplier for the Australian Defense Forces.

The new production line at the Benalla factory will be producing ammunition of medium caliber from 20 to 35 mm. It should be installed in the first half of 2021, and by September it will already be put into operation.

First of all, she will start producing 25x137 mm FAP (Frangible Armored Piercing) cartridges for the GAU-12 / U Equalizer, manufactured by the American concern General Electric.
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  1. Azazelo
    Azazelo 26 March 2020 09: 51 New
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    Soon everyone from the virus will die, and these all want to fight with Russia ...
    1. gregor6549
      gregor6549 26 March 2020 15: 27 New
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      What hangover did you decide that Australia was going to fight with Russia, It has enough potential opponents in the Asia-Pacific region without Russia. The same Indonesia, China, etc.
      And the joint production of ammunition for the F35 is both a potential opportunity to enter the international market with these products in tandem with Rheinmetall, and a decrease in dependence on other countries in terms of providing F35 with which Australia replaces its F18 Super Hornet. And the States tied Australia to the production of F35 at the design stage. Again, jobs, which is important for any country, and not just for Australia.
  2. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 26 March 2020 10: 30 New
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    The new production line at the Benalla factory will be producing ammunition of medium caliber from 20 to 35 mm. It should be installed in the first half of 2021, and by September it will already be put into operation.

    First of all, she will start producing 25x137 mm FAP (Frangible Armored Piercing) cartridges for the GAU-12 / U Equalizer, manufactured by the American concern General Electric.
    and there are no parameters against Choronavirus *? where to move the bar ???? belay
    1. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 26 March 2020 17: 59 New
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      Corona-chan is afraid of fire, like any virus. It is proven that at 1000 Celsius the virus dies.
  3. Threaded screw
    Threaded screw 26 March 2020 11: 08 New
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    German-Australian company will begin production of ammunition for the F-35
    What now will the official mouthpiece of official propaganda say that Australia is just a raw materials appendage.
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 26 March 2020 11: 47 New
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      What now will the official mouthpiece of official propaganda say that Australia is just a raw materials appendage.

      and what is wrong? All developments and technology are German, only the production itself is partially in Australia
  4. codetalker
    codetalker 26 March 2020 12: 46 New
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    At the wrong time they are. The Americans, under a specious occasion (virus), covered up a shop with fu-35 ...
  5. Boratsagdiev
    Boratsagdiev 26 March 2020 12: 56 New
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    "She will be involved in the production and export of ammunition for this multi-role fighter" - has the plane already learned to use the gun normally? ...
  6. iouris
    iouris 26 March 2020 17: 52 New
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    It seems that Australia remains in the economic zone of China, and Germany ... However, you still will not believe it.