DÜSSELDORF (dpa-AFX) - The Rheinmetall defense group has received a major order for artillery ammunition worth almost 300 million euros from a NATO member state. The order comprises several tens of thousands of artillery shells and several hundred thousand propellant charge modules, Rheinmetall announced in Düsseldorf on Friday. The ammunition is to be delivered between 2024 and 2028. According to Rheinmetall, the background to this and other major orders is the need to replenish the armed forces' ammunition stocks resulting from the war in Ukraine./tob/DP/jha