Rheinmetall Defence and Lockheed Martin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at collaborating on customized solutions for Germany’s rocket artillery system. The objective is to optimize the use of existing, combat-proven components manufactured within Germany and create a distinctive product.

“For us, the letter of intent signed today is an agreement of strategic significance. The combination of Lockheed Martin’s proven capabilities and extensive know-how with Rheinmetall’s experience in fabrication and production opens unique opportunities for both sides”, declares Armin Papperger, chief executive of Rheinmetall AG. “For Germany and Rheinmetall, the agreement offers the chance to secure key technologies and a significant share in the value added chain for Germany.”

As part of this partnership, the two companies will examine various possibilities for joint ventures, including research and development, production, and other related endeavors.

“Lockheed Martin looks forward to collaborating and optimizing our combined resources to meet an immediate need for deterrence,” said Lockheed Martin Vice President of Tactical Missiles, Paula Hartley. “This is another step in our partnership with Rheinmetall bringing 21st Century Security solutions to Germany.”

Lockheed Martin produces the HIMARS, a long-range, mobile precision fire launcher. The system provides rapid emplacement and reload for “shoot-and-scoot” missions. HIMARS have been integral for offensive and defensive operations in Ukraine. (Press Release)

Post Image- Paula Hartley, Lockheed Vice President of Tactical Missiles, and Armin Papperger, Rheinmetall Defence, sign an MOU in Berlin. (Photo Credit- Lockheed Martin)

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