SHAH ALAM: More MTO tenders, small arms ammo and mortar bombs. Back in March, last year, Malaysian Defence reported that the tender for 12.5 million rounds of 5.56mm SS109/M855 ball ammo was awarded to Traumland Sdn Bhd for a contract of RM30.6 million.
It is likely that the ammunition is manufactured by Igman, an ammo manufacturer from Bosnia Herzegovina as the lot will be shipped from Polce port of Croatia, according to an MTO tender published on the Eperolehan website on March 27.
To be shipped in the same consignment are some seven million rounds of blank 5.56mm ammo which contract was also awarded to Traumland for RM11.1 million. It is likely Igman is also the manufacturer of the blank ammo which tender was published in October 2021.
As for the mortar bombs, they include 81mm high explosive and illumination rounds and 60mm rounds. The tender for the 2000 81mm HE mortar rounds was awarded to Betamat Sdn Bhd with an LOA of RM.8 million. The 8000 81mm illuminating mortar rounds was awarded to Prima Elite Sdn Bhd with an LOA of RM24.4 million.
Rheinmetall Denel Munition of South Africa the manufacturer of the 81mm HE mortar rounds as they will be shipped from Croega port of South Africa. The 81mm illuminating rounds will be shipped from the Bar port of Montenegro so it is possible Yugoimport of Serbia manufactured this.
As for the 60mm mortar rounds, they are manufactured by Expal from Spain as they are being shipped from Santander port in Spain. The tender for the 2500 high explosive rounds; 2500 illuminating rounds and 2500 smoke rounds was awarded to IUC Resources though no contract price was mentioned by the Eperolehan website.
Another MTO tender was for shipment of 20,000 eco-friendly hand-grenades for the Army. The tender published in September 2021 was awarded to Prima Elite Technology Sdn Bhd for an LOA of RM2.8 million. The grenades are likely manufactured by a German company as the items will be shipped from the Hamburg port.
— Malaysian Defence