ADCOM Manufacturing Co. in Abu Dhabi has been involved in ammunition making for several years and their products, small arms cartridges were headstamped with the captal letters A D .
It seems that their machinery was installed by BELL’s , USA and their technical management was Pakistani.
First, a huge contract was signed with the French Defense Ministry dealing with 5,56x45 NATO ammunition, but the first deliveries did not give good results, obviously due to errors in tolerances with the brass sheet thickness used for the primers (too thick, they caused incorrect-or even lack of-ignition with the FAMAS rifles), so the contract did not go farther than first lots.
On January 1st, 2011, the totality of assets was bought by another ionvestor, the TAWAZUN/Abu Dhabi Group, controlled by the Emirati government.
It should be noted that TAWAZUN had also the full control of CARACAL, a pistol manufacturing facility.
The new name of ADCOM Mfg.Ltd is now TAWAZUN LIGHT AMMUNITION and the new line of cartridges is said to be headstamped TLA instead of A D.
My question…did any of this so-headstamped TLA rounds appear recently ?