RUAG Wins 5-Year Dutch Army Ammo Order
RUAG Ammotec, a subsidiary of the RUAG technology group following the merger of RUAG Munition of Switzerland and Dynamit Nobel AmmoTec of Germany, announced that they will be manufacturing ammunition worth up to CHF 80 million ($61.5 million at current conversion) for the Dutch army over the next five years. RUAG is already supplying the Dutch police and army, and the company’s facility in Thun manufactures a comprehensive range of 5.56mm ammunition for the Dutch armed forces. RUAG Ammotec .223/ 5.56 x 45 ammunition is also in service with the armies of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Singapore, among others.
This new order is the biggest single order in RUAG Ammotec’s history, and will secure 35 jobs for a period of 5 years and will help to stabilize the fall in volume in other areas. Like Nordic ammunition manufacturer Nammo, RUAG has particular specialties in sniper rounds and ‘Green Ammo’ that uses non-toxic, lead-free solid bullets. They also market a bullet designed to shoot through glass without being deflected.