Hirtenberger Defence Europe to deliver new 81mm mortars and ammunition to Dutch army


The Royal Dutch Army and Marine Corps will receive new 81mm Mortars and a full range of ammunition, to be deliverd by Hirtenberger Defence Europe GmbH (HDE). The contract includes 122 81mm Mortars with sights and the full suit of ammunition, including High Explosive (HE), Illumination visible (ILL VIS) as well as infrared (ILL IR) and Smoke red phosphorus (SMK RP).
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The Royal Dutch Army and Marine Corps will receive new 81mm Mortars and a full range of ammunition, to be deliverd by Hirtenberger Defence Europe (Picture source: HDE)


The contract is a framework contract that will support the life-cycle-time of the weapon and includes logistical support. The framework contract is running over 10 years can be extended another 10 years. The contract signing ceremony on February 25th 2021 was held in t`Harde, the home of the Dutch Artillery. Commodore Dick Kreiter, representing DMO and the Dutch Forces, HDE`s CEO Carsten Barth and CFO Eva Stein where signing the contract : “We are very happy to deliver and serve the Dutch Armed Forces with the new 81mm System” says Carsten Barth, CEO HDE, “the Dutch Forces are a long lasting customer, who is using our 60mm system already. We will provide the Dutch Forces with the latest mortar technology and will provide support and ammunition delivery for the life-time of the weapon.”

Established in 1860, Hirtenberger Defence Europe (HDE) has a long and distinguished history of supplying the world’s leading defence forces with state-of-the-art ammunition and explosives. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and years of experience in the field, HDE has been manufacturing 60, 81 and 120mm calibre smooth-bore mortar systems for more than 50 years. HDE’s mortar bombs are of the highest combat effectiveness and provide maximum safety in hostile environments all over the world – without diminished levels of performance or durability. The product range includes all types of mortar ammunition, weapon systems, auxiliary field equipment, and aiming and sighting systems – tried, tested and in service by modern militaries the world over.


 

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