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SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks next-gen sniper sight

12th May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is seeking a next-generation sniper rifle sight capable of supporting long range engagements out to 1,600m in range, service officials have disclosed.

Requirements are being considered by the Tampa-based organisation which has unveiled a Request for Information (RfI) regarding its Precision Variable Power Scope/Precision Aiming Laser (P-VPS/PAL) programme.

Published on 28th April, the RfI calls for research and development into the capabilities ahead of a Technical Experimentation (TE) programme scheduled to run from 21-25 August, the solicitation reads.

According to USSOCOM, the weapon-mounted sight will feature a laser range finder (LRF) with visible pointer as

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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