National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Buys 72,000 Rounds of Ammo
Weather agency makes another contract for even more hollow point bullets.
July 26, 2013
Not satisfied with last year’s purchase of 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently solicited bids for an additional 72,000 rounds.
A solicitation by the scientific agency posted July 8 on the Federal Business Opportunities web site requested “56,000 rounds of .40 caliber 180 grain jacketed hollow points” and “16,000 rounds of .40 caliber frangible lead free rounds.”
The NOAA appears to have had an immediate need for the rounds as their requested response date was only four days later on July 12.
Jacketed hollow points (JHPs) are not training rounds.
They are designed to expand (or “mushroom”) on impact and are more expensive than ball ammo used for practice.
As reported last August by Paul Joseph Watson, the National Weather Service, which operates under the NOAA, supposedly purchased 46,000 JHPs and 500 paper targets for various weather stations.