The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has contracted the German company Rheinmetall Defence AG to supply it with special purpose and practice ammunition an amount worth around US$28 Million.

The order encompasses 40mm M1110 practice ammunition rounds to be mainly produced by American Rheinmetall Munitions Inc and as well as 40mm tactical marking ammunition rounds.

The USMC simultaneously awarded a contract to develop a special insensitive propulsion unit for the MK 281 high-velocity practice cartridge, which the German company supplies to the USMC as well as to the US Army Special Forces.

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