The Special Actions Weapon (SAW) 9 sub-machine gun was a joint research project between the Government Arsenal and Safariland Firearms Manufacturing Corp. Little is known about this weapon’s origins, but its alternative name — the “Efficient Reliable Assault Pistol (ERAP)” — suggests inception during the term of President Estrada.
It first appeared on the Timawa.net [...]
The Government Arsenal announced via its Facebook account, and through Timawa.net, its plans to expand its product with the following rounds for 2012. The following photographs show the new cartridges.
The match-grade rounds for 7.62mm and 5.56mm are of particular interest. These are to be manufactured for the Philippine Army ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet shooting [...]
Related discussion on Timawa.net: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=29205.0
The Government Arsenal published the second edition of its new journal: The Government Arsenal Bullet-In. This edition features the following developments:
The arsenal’s return to assault rifle manufacture In-house production of ballistics gel An update on the arsenal’s modernization plans Download the bulletin, click here: [...]
Sustainable weapons manufacture is the result the buildup of a wide variety of in-country capabilities. The presence of engineers and the like are merely one of the requirements.
All of the countries that manufacture their own weapons have one thing that we do not: “A well established manufacturing base”. The presence of either a civilian, [...]