Diehl Defence signed an agreement with the South African company Rippel Effect Systems (PTY) Ltd. covering joint marketing of grenade launcher systems. The agreement initially focuses on qualification of Diehl’s new 40 mm – Medium Velocity ammunition for the grenade launchers XRGL40 and UBL40 of the weapon specialist from Pretoria.
The agreement paves the way for the two companies offering complete weapon systems, consisting of the grenade launcher and ammunition, in certain core markets.
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