The BAAINBw, German defence procurement agency, has ordered 70mm high-explosive rockets FZ209 MOD.2 from Rheinmetall Waffe Munition (RWM) for use on UH Tiger.
In order to comply with EU directive 2009/81/EG, the information has been published in a 7 January notice on the official EU contracts database.
The order intends to replace low inventories as current stocks of 70mm HE rockets procured in 2005-2007 have been exhausted. A total of 7.620 rockets will be procured for the German Armed Forces.
The new FZ209 MOD.2 rocket will feature the FZ71 HE warhead and FZ90 MOD.4 rocket motor with reduced ejecta.
This order is the result of the cooperation agreement signed in January 2020 between RWM and Thales to jointly develop future guided and unguided 70mm-rockets for the German market, to be installed on helicopters and other platforms.