SHAH ALAM: The Defence Logistics Division of the Armed Forces have issued a slew of quotation notices for the supply of small arms ammunition from live and blank 5.56 rounds; 9mm; 308; 338 and 12.7mm calibres as well as stun grenades for itself, training academy (ALK) and its Special Forces Division (BKOP).
The twenty-seven separate quotation notices were published today (April 24) and closes on May 1, a period of just six days. Only companies able to supply the ammunition in the time-period specified by notices will be able eligible to bid for them.
The most notices are for live 5.56mm M193 ammunition, some three million rounds plus change for the Armed Forces headquarters. Another 210,000 rounds of blank 5.56mm ammunition are also being sought for the ALK and BKOP.
BKOP is also seeking to buy 230,000 rounds of 9mm 65 grain frangible rounds; 4,000 rounds of .308 match sniper rounds and 4,000 rounds of .338 match sniper rounds. The division is also seeking to buy 1,500 of 12.7mm calibre rounds and 2,550 stun grenades.
The bid for the 12.7mm rounds revealed that the division also operate an unknown number of assault vehicles equipped with M2 Browning machine guns or the Barret M107 anti-materiel guns as their primary weapons. The sniper and frangible 9mm rounds as well as the stun-grenades also revealed that BKOP has a hostage rescue team (HRT). Of course, this unit is a smaller one that the one envisaged by NSOF in the past.
It is likely that the 5.56mm ammunition will also make its way to the three services, RMN, RMAF and the Army as well as the BKOP. The Army itself bought its own 5.56mm ammo in the recent past.
— Malaysian Defence