Bullets manufacturing to begin Production in the Philippines from Canada Technology

Government Arsenal to buy Canada machines for ammunition production

The Government Arsenal is the first agency to benefit from the recently signed defense cooperation between the Philippines and Canada.

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said the Philippine government has placed an order with Canada for machines for the Government Arsenal.

The equipment would be for the improvement of "our capability to produce ammunition such as the casing, everything about bullets and ammunition manufacture," Gazmin told reporters on Monday, following anniversary ceremony of the Department of National Defense (DND).

The Government Arsenal in Limay, Bataan, manufactures the ammunitions needed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

An agency under the Defense Department, the Government Arsenal was created under Republic Act. No. 1884 and signed into law in 1957.

According to the Government Arsenal website, it was 14 years later when the first small arms ammunition (SAA) cartridge "rolled out of the GA's production assembly line."

"Three years later, the integrated SAA manufacture began, with all the components—case, primer, propellant powder, and bullet assembled into a complete cartridge—(were) manufactured in the arsenal," the website said.

Republic Act 7898 or the AFP Modernization Act "provides for the modernization of the Government Arsenal for the development of production capabilities to enhance self-sufficiency in defense requirements," the website noted.

Gazmin also said that the Defense Department has been eyeing the purchase of "small boats for rough waters."

"We are receiving offers already. So we are looking at these water assets," he said.

The recent state visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Philippines saw the signing of the deal that would help Manila purchase military equipment to help defend its territory.

According to a Canadian government statement, under the deal, Philippine purchases of equipment and expertise from Canada's C$12.6 billion (US$12.6 billion) defense industry are guaranteed by the Ottawa government.

Gazmin said there have been no contracts made yet for big-ticket items.

"There are all in the process… (which is) going towards the final stages. But there is no contract signing yet," Gazmin said. (http://is.gd/M28Al5)

Inquirer

Share on Google Plus

About Webber

I am among of the writers and administrators of this web site. I always on the heads up when it comes to Sports, Politics, Economy, Business, Physics, Mathematics, Technology, computers and NEWS all over the world that triggers ny eyes and interests. I am working as a volunteer with other 14 administrators, researchers, writers and contributors. We are a strong solid team. Join us and be among of the contributor with your name on each posted article.

    Anonymous or Google Comment
    Facebook Comment

YOU MAY LIKE TO READ

LEARN FOREX TRADING AND GET RICH

Investment Recommendation: Bitcoin Investments

Live trading with Bitcoin through ETORO Trading platform would allow you to grow your $100 to $1,000 Dollars or more in just a day. Just learn how to trade and enjoy the windfall of profits. Take note, Bitcoin is more expensive than Gold now.


Where to buy Bitcoins?

For Philippine customers: You could buy Bitcoin Online at Coins.ph
For outside the Philippines customers  may buy Bitcoins online at Coinbase.com