Rheinmetall and Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) have established a joint venture company. Serving as general contractor or subcontractor, the new joint venture will design, develop and manufacture ammunition for the U.S. market. These include the 25mm ammunition for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.
Trading under the name Rheinmetall, Day & Zimmermann Munitions (RDZM), the company will operate out of Rosslyn, Virginia in the United States. Rheinmetall and D&Z each have a 50% stake in the joint venture, whose focus is on medium-calibre and indirect fire solutions.