Government Arsenal eyes 35 million rounds of small arms ammunition for 2016 output

The Government Arsenal in Limay, Bataan is targeting to produce 35 million rounds of small arms ammunition next year, or five million more than its production target for 2015, for the use of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Small arms ammunition refers to bullets used by handguns, automatic rifles and sub-machine guns in the military’s inventory.

This figure has a 98 percent percentage acceptance based on standards with huge percentage of supportability to AFP combat requirements, according to National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin during the House Appropriations Committee hearing on Department of National Defense proposed 2016 budget at the House of Representatives in Quezon City last Sept. 8.