DND to acquire Php24.9-M worth of 7.62mm tracer bullets

The Department of National Defense-Government Arsenal is allocating the sum of Php24,900,000 worth of 7.6mm tracer bullets. Winning bidders must be able to deliver the items within 180 calendar days.

Pre-bid conference is scheduled on Oct. 16, 11 a.m at the Government Arsenal Metro Manila Liaison Office, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. 7.6mm tracer rounds racer rounds are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in their base.

Ignited by the burning powder, the pyrotechnic composition burns very brightly, making the projectile trajectory visible to the naked eye during daylight, and very bright during nighttime firing.

This enables the shooter to make aiming corrections without observing the impact of the rounds fired and without using the sights of the weapon.

When used, tracers are usually loaded as every fifth round in machine gun belts, referred to as four-to-one tracer.