Rheinmetall : Corruption allegations

In the latest Transparency International Defence Anti Corruption Index, which evaluates defence companies internal and public policies related to corruption, Rheinmetall scores lowest of all the defence companies in this report1.

Rheinmetall, along with Atlas Elektronik, is currently under investigation for bribing the Greek Government with up to €9 million to attain submarine defence deals2. However, a €50 million contract to deliver ammunition for the Greek army’s Leopard 2 battle tanks remains unaffected by these investigations3.

India has blacklisted Rheinmetall Air Defence (RAD) for a period of 10 years due to corruption allegations4.


  1. Transparency International (2013): Defence Companies anti corruption index: Rheinmetall; June (accessed 01.10.2014)  []
  2. Matussek, K. (2013): Rheinmetall, Atlas probed for bribing Greek officials; Bloomberg, 26 August (accessed 01.10.2014)  []
  3. Pressebox (2014): Rheinmetall to furnish Greek tanks with ammunition worth over €50 million: initial supply for Leopard 2 tanks; 15 August (accessed 01.10.2014) []
  4. Security Risks monitor (2014): Security trends South Asia –India Defence- blacklisting of companies India Blacklist; 19 July (accessed 01.10.2014) []

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