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RDM demos refurbished ammo at Exercise Vuk’uhlome

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At the South African Army's largest annual exercise this year, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) demonstrated its ammunition upgrade capabilities by firing 30-year-old refurbished mortar...

RHEINMETALL DENEL MUNITION ACADEMY: COURSE DATES FOR 2024

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The Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) Academy currently offers multiple credit-bearing skills programmes for Explosives Workplace Personnel. The Magazine Master skills programme was registered by...

Joint Standing Committee on Defence visits RDM, DSCT

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has paid a visit to Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) and Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) as a...

South African Joint Standing Committee on Defence visits RDM

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) had the privilege of hosting the South African Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD). This engagement allowed RDM a platform...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition out in force at CSANDF Golf Day

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) showed its support for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Friday 10 November by taking up the titanium...

RDM acquires nitro-glycerine transport truck

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To ensure safe transport by road of nitro-glycerine and ethyl acetate, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has taken delivery of a brand new truck to...

No prosecution over 2018 Rheinmetall Denel Munition explosion

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The Western Cape’s Director of Public Prosecutions has decided not to prosecute over the fatal 3 September 2018 explosion at Rheinmetall Denel Munitions’ (RDM’s)...

RDM developing artillery ammunition with 150+ km range

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) continues to evolve its ammunition portfolio, with the development of a ramjet-powered 155 mm artillery round that will have a...

RDM aiming to double production, expand facilities as artillery demand soars

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is running 24-hour-a-day shifts at its plants across South Africa and is investing hundreds of millions of rands in their...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) Academy 

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition RF (Pty) Ltd specialises in the development, design and manufacture of large- and medium-calibre ammunition families and is a world leader in the...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) forging ahead with green energy technologies

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RDM has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2035 and is making significant progress towards this goal. The company has launched the...

RDM holds successful military attache demonstration showcasing ammunition, energy progress

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The military attache corps in South Africa recently got a close-up taste of Rheinmetall Denel Munition’s (RDM’s) artillery rounds, mortar bombs and grenade launcher...

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger break...

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Somerset West, Western Cape – On 26 April 2023, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for a Solar Power Farm. The R72...

RDM starts construction of solar power plant at its Somerset West...

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has begun the construction of a R72 million solar farm at its Somerset West facility, as part of the company’s...

RDM investing R251 million in renewable energy in South Africa

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During the recent fifth South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC), Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) committed to investing R251 million in the renewable energy sector in...

Rheinmetall committed to investing R251 Million in Renewable Energy at the...

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Gauteng, South Africa - On 12 April 2023, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) pledged to invest R251 Million in South Africa for Renewable Energy during...

RDM could face criminal prosecution over 2018 explosion

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) may face criminal prosecution over the September 2018 explosion at its Somerset West facility that claimed eight lives. The Department of...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition wins big new 155 mm ammunition orders

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has secured two new contracts for its 155 mm Assegai artillery ammunition, worth nearly €60 million or R1.1 billion. Rheinmetall said...

Foundation stone laid for new Rheinmetall ammunition factory in Hungary

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Hungary is building a new RDX plant in Varpalota and Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is supplying the necessary plant technology. Rapid progress is being...

RDM nets more NATO 40 mm ammunition contracts

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) continues to do well with the export of its 40 mm ammunition range, and has just announced two contracts with...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition wins big Hungarian explosives factory contract

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Hot on the heels of a multi-million euro contract for 155 mm ammunition from a NATO customer, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has announced a...

NATO country orders RDM 155mm ammunition

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The South African subsidiary of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH, the German defence and technology giant, notched up a further success and will supply an...

RDM wins another NATO 155 mm artillery ammunition order

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has received a contract from another NATO country for 155 mm artillery ammunition from its Assegai product line. Rheinmetall said the...

RDM going green as part of Rheinmetall goal to be carbon...

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has taken the first steps towards improving its climate footprint as part of its German parent’s goal of becoming carbon...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition awarded Asian 40 mm ammunition contracts

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has been awarded contracts to supply 40 mm grenade ammunition to two customers in Asia as it continues to grow...

RDM explosion report will not be a public document

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The final report of a Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) investigation into an explosion at a Rheinmetall Denel Munition Western Cape plant in...

RDM upskilling 100 military veterans a year

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is providing up to 100 military veterans a year with skills they can use to create livelihoods for themselves. The company...

A Part of the Solution: Empowering Our Heroes Towards a Brighter...

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Rheinmetall Denel-Munition (RDM) touches the hearts of many, and continuously strive to revitalize the flame of hope with their tremendous effort to empower South...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition awarded Spanish 40 mm grenade contract

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has been awarded a contract to supply 40 mm grenade ammunition to the Spanish military. The contract covers the supply of...

RDM to supply artillery rounds as part of massive Hungarian ammunition...

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) will manufacture and supply artillery ammunition for the Hungarian military as part of a comprehensive ammunition deal awarded to Germany’s...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition offering post-graduate bursaries

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Ammunition manufacturer Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is offering post-graduate bursaries to students in financial need as part of its project to expand, build and...

RDM finds light fixture fault likely cause of 2021 fire

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An internal Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) investigation into an October 2021 fire and ‘flashover’ at the company’s Somerset West facilities has found that a...

Team RDM: Partner to the forces, patriots of the ocean

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From 10 to 13 February, 16 Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) employees, comprising of 12 swimmers and four support staff, joined 80 South African National...

A call to cleanup – RDM wants to be part of...

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Last week Rheinmetall Denel Munition set aside two days for their employees to participate in RDM’s Annual Cleanup Day initiative. The two company sites...

RDM investing in schools and the children of South Africa’s future

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition is geared to a three step approach, focussing on investing in education in South Africa, which starts at kindergarten, high school,...

RDM: Part of the Solution

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With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the downturn in the global economy, 2021 has been yet another challenging year for all. Nonetheless, throughout the...

Rheinmetall receives first order under Dutch framework agreement

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Rheinmetall has received an order for illumination and smoke/obscurant shells from the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) as part of a massive ammunition framework...

Investigations into RDM Somerset West explosion continuing

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The South African Police Service (SAPS), Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) and Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) are continuing to investigate the source of...

RDM reviewing safety protocols in wake of Somerset West fire

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is reviewing its safety processes in the wake of a fire and explosion at its Somerset West facility on 31...

No injuries reported after explosion at RDM

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A large explosion and fire at Rheinmetall Denel Munitions' Somerset West facility woke many residents on Sunday night but no injuries were sustained in...

RDM and Clicks in vaccination drive

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has collaborated with the Clicks Group Outreach Programme in order to facilitate and rollout the COVID-19 vaccination for RDM’s employees...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition donates food parcels to unrest-affected communities

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On Friday 23 July, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) donated 1 000 food parcels to needy families who have been affected by recent public violence...

Successful beach cleanup for RDM

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On 11 May, a joint beach clean-up initiative at the Helderberg Marine Protected Area (MPA) was kicked off, with support from Rheinmetall Denel Munition...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition inquiry concludes evidence gathering

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The inquiry into the fatal Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) on Wednesday completed its evidence gathering exercise, the Department of Employment and Labour has announced. In...

Public inquiry into Rheinmetall Denel Munition fatal incident underway

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The inquiry appointed by the Department of Employment and Labour to investigate events leading to the Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) fatal incident got underway...

RDM and Northrop Grumman collaborate on precision-guided long range artillery ammunition

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) and Northrop Grumman have signed a ten-year partnership agreement on precision-guided enhanced range artillery ammunition. The agreement was signed in February...

Public Enterprises Minister called to explain Middle East arms sales

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Smoke is rising from another apparent fire demanding the attention of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, this time involving Denel associate company Rheinmetall Denel...

Rheinmetall contributing to Halcon air defence missile

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Rheinmetall has contributed to the United Arab Emirates’ first air defence missile, the Halcon SkyKnight. The SkyKnight was unveiled at the IDEX show in the...