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US DoD selects SIG Sauer equipment

18th January 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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SIG Sauer’s riflescope and ultralight mount have been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) for use by Special Operations Forces, the company announced on 16 January.

Under the $12 million, five-year, IDIQ contract, the company will provide its TANGO6T 1-6×24 second focal plane riflescope and the ALPHA4 ultralight mount.

The TANGO6T 1-6x24 riflescope features a flat dark earth anodised aircraft-grade aluminium main tube, an M855A1 bullet drop compensation illuminated reticle and an ultra-bright red Hellfire fibre-optic illumination system for fast daylight target acquisition. The riflescope also features locking illumination dial, power selector ring throw lever and a laser-marked scope level indicator for simple mount installation.

The new ALPHA4 ultralight mount has been designed for the TANGO6T series of riflescopes to attach to a MIL-STD-1913 rail.

Work on this contract is expected to be completed by July 2023.

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