Recently, at a military trade show, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam had a display of various small arms made in Viet Nam under the activities of the Vietnam Defence Industries (VDI). In the material I saw on this, there was no mention of ammunition. Does anyone know - documented information please - if they also produce ammunition now. Most of the weapons on which the serial numbers could be seen apparently from their numbering system were made in 2017 or 2018, and many had a serial number of 00001. They all appeared to be of high quality, and there was some speculation in the article that some components for these arms may have been made outside of Viet Nam.
While it would seem if they are making their own weapons now, that they would also have set up a real factory (not talking about Viet Nam War jungle workshops) for the manufacture of ammunition, but I have found no evidence of that as of yet.