PMP offering ammunition in collaboration with Nammo
Denel PMP recently demonstrated a range of ammunition manufactured by Norwegian company Nammo at the Murray Hill South African Special Forces range as part of efforts to market Nammo products in South Africa. Besides Denel PMP having a collaboration agreement with Nammo for distributing Nammo products, it also has the capability of Lapping (loading and packaging) certain Nammo products utilising selected locally manufactured Denel PMP components (i.e. cartridge cases and primers). Carel van der Merwe, Executive Manager R&D and Innovation at PMP, told defenceWeb that the demonstration was held on 11 May in the presence of representatives from the South African Army, South Africa Police Service, Denel and Armscor. The local military is the key market PMP is aiming at. Although PMP can offer the whole Nammo ammunition range, products it demonstrated were 7.62 mm armour piercing (AP) rounds, 12.7 mm multipurpose rounds, 20x139 mm multipurpose rounds and M72 LAW 66 mm shoulder unguided anti-tank rockets. PMP and Nammo first agreed to collaborate on ammunition three years ago, particularly regarding Nammo ammunition in calibres and types PMP does not produce, such as 7.62 mm armour piercing. Nammo, via PMP, had previously sold some of the latter type to South Africa’s Special Forces. Under the terms of the agreement, PMP can only sell Nammo ammunition in South Africa.