Rheinmetall Denel Munitions about to recommence production of certain Somchem propellants

Towards the end of January, SA HUNTER/JAGTER received information from Jan-Patrick Helmsen, the chief executive officer of Rheinmetall Denel Munitions, to the effect that they were about to resume production of certain Somchem propellants.


According to the information, S335 is projected to be on the shelves again by no later than the end of April 2021, S365 by the end of July 2021, and the rest of the Somchem line-up of propellants by February 2022. If these plans come to fruition, it will be welcome news for local reloaders who have increasingly had to rely on excellent but expensive imported propellants.


We will report back on any further news received in this regard.