American Rheinmetall Munition Inc. has been awarded a $32,449,901 modification to previously awarded contract for the production of MK281 MOD 3 40MM high velocity day/night practice cartridges at its Camden facility.
This raises the contract’s maximum value, including the third, fourth and fifth option years, from $59,703,284 to $92,153,184.
It will allow for the United States Marine Corps to order up to a maximum of 1,051,734 additional practice cartridges. Work will be complete by September 25, 2023. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders.
Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA, is the contracting activity.
Rheinmetall practice cartridges uses a patented propulsion unit that enables a very low standard deviation in muzzle velocity, thereby resulting in a high degree of accuracy. The MK281 round is compatible with all types of automatic grenade launchers, including the MK19, the MK47 and the HK GMG.