medium caliber ammunition supply contract
French procurement agency (Direction Générale
de l’Armement - DGA) has just awarded Nexter Munitions
a multiyear contract to supply 20mm, 25mm and 30mm combat
and training medium caliber ammunition.
Deliveries of the 1,880,000 cartridges covered by this
€139 million (inc. VAT) contract will take place
until mid-2016, providing continuity of delivery with
the 1,135,000 cartridges already supplied under the previous
This global contract provides the French military with
a guarantee of long-term ammunition supply, at the same
time as maintaining the industrial fabric of suppliers,
ensuring dynamic management of obsolescence, having the
ability to increase delivery capacity rapidly in the event
of crisis and exploiting the beneficial effects of scale
made possible by high-volume contracts of this type.