The United States Special Operations Forces are getting a new rifle scope for their sniper rifle systems. And it is being made by one of the most well-known arms manufacturers in the U.S. Under this five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for $12 million dollars, Sig Sauer will furnish the rifle scopes until the completion date of the contract, July 2023. The Pentagon has announced the selection of the Sig Sauer Electro-Optics Tango6T 1-6×24 Second Focal Plane (SFP) Riflescope and Alpha4 Ultralight Mount for use by Special Operations Forces.
It also features a ruggedized riflescope with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) Anodized aircraft grade aluminum main tube. The riflescope features an M855A1 Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) illuminated reticle with holds for CQB to medium range engagements, an ultra-bright red Hellfire fiber optic illumination system for fast daylight target acquisition, locking illumination dial, Power Selector Ring (PSR) Throw Lever, and a laser-marked scope level indicator for intuitive mount installation, according to the release by the company..
“The Tango6T riflescope line combines ruggedized MIL-SPEC810-G mechanical systems and HDX high definition optical design with advanced electronic technologies,” said Andy York, President, Sig Sauer Electro-Optics.
“We are firmly committed to supporting the Department of Defense with this riflescope to provide greater adaptability, increased lethality, and enhanced target acquisition for our Special Operations Forces.”
This DoD award was also inclusive of the new Alpha4 Ultralight Mount which was designed specifically by the Sig Sauer Electro-Optics division for the Tango6T series of riflescopes to attach to a MIL-1913 rail. The mount is machined from a single piece of 7075 aluminum for added strength and weight reduction, and hard coat anodized to provide additional environmental protection.
“We are honored to receive an additional award for our Tango6T series of rifle scopes for use with our elite forces, and be recognized for our commitment to providing equipment that performs and adapts to the most critical mission requirements,” said Ron Cohen, President, and CEO, Sig Sauer, Inc. “We are also very proud that we were successful in our first submission for our Alpha4 Ultralight Mount, and that it was recognized for quality and durability through this award.”
The rifle scopes and mounts will be built at the state-of-the-art SIG SAUER Electro-Optics facility in Wilsonville, Oregon over the next five years.
SigSauer produced a video on some of the features of the Tango6 here:
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