US Army Chooses Aimpoint CompM4s Sight as New Close Combat Optic
New Contract for 565,783 Optical Sights
Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has been awarded a new contract from the US Army for supply of up to 565,783 M68 Close Combat Optic rifle sights. The Aimpoint CompM4s was chosen following an extensive evaluation and competitive trial of available optical sights by the army’s Research & Development Command (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.
Aimpoint was the only manufacturer whose product fulfilled the army’s rigourous testing criteria during this evaluation, and is the only manufacturer to be selected as a qualified vendor for this contract.
The sight chosen by the Army, the Aimpoint CompM4s, features a battery compartment positioned near the sight base, which gives the sight a streamlined profile and places the switch and battery in a more protected position. A ruggedized switch knob has been integrated as part of the battery compartment housing and features 7 night vision compatible settings and 9 daylight settings.
The modular QRP2 mount maximizes product application for all M4 Carbines and M16 rifles, and eliminates the need for a separate mounting ring. The electronic components in the CompM4s include the latest ACETdiode circuitry, which allows the sight to run continuously for up to 8 years on a single battery, and features an internal voltage regulator that makes it possible to utilize any AA sized battery found worldwide for power.
The sight features a 2 minute-of-angle (MOA) dot size, making it perfectly suited for use with Aimpoints 3X Magnifier (3XMag), Aimpoint Concealed Engagement Unit (CEU), and all generations of night vision devices. The CompM4s is designed to function under hard use and extreme environmental conditions.
Close Combat Optics
Aimpoint products are specifically designed to outperform all other alternatives – the troops count on us to be better said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. Since 1997, Aimpoint has proven itself to be a reliable and trusted supplier to the US Armed Forces, and we are proud to continue our twelve year legacy as the supplier of the M68 Close Combat Optic to the US Army, US Navy, and US Air Force.
Aimpoint is the only manufacturer to be type classified for production of the M68 Close Combat Optic, and has consistently met the Army’s stringent requirements for quality control and on-time deliveries. Over 750,000 Aimpoint sights have already been supplied to the US Military. Aimpoint products are used by military customers, law enforcement agencies and sportsmen worldwide.
Insight Tech-Gear MRDS Gets On Target Editors’ Choice Award
Insight Tech-Gear, the world’s leading provider of tactical lasers, illuminators and thermal imaging equipment, announced that the new MRDS Mini Red Dot Sight has been selected as an Editors’ Choice Award by the editors of On Target magazine.
The MRDS, a lightweight, ruggedized reflex sight that mounts to many existing optics as well as MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny and Weaver-style rails, was selected based on the improved durability and features compared to similar products in the market.
“The MRDS was born from the U.S. Military’s requirement for a reflex sight that was significantly more durable than earlier versions. The specification calls for a sight that can survive environmental extremes, handles punishing recoil across a range of military arms and can survive the rigors of combat conditions. Insight’s MRDS does that and more,” said Ben Battles, editor of On Target.
“On top of the amazing durability of the MRDS, Insight added features that appeal to any level of operator. The lightweight design, the 1 MOA positive click windage and elevation adjustments, the hard off, the auto and manual dot intensity adjustment – and particularly the top load batter feature – clearly make the MRDS an Editors’ Choice.”
“We are extremely pleased that the Insight Tech-Gear MRDS has been selected as an Editors’ Choice by the editors of On Target magazine. Hundreds of thousands for consumers, as well as dealers, rely on On Target magazine for the latest information on new gear to help them make the right purchasing decisions which is why On Target has become one of the most trusted resources for the gun buying public,” said Devin Standard, executive director for Insight Tech-Gear.
First published in 2002 and distributed free at thousands of firearm retail locations around the country, On Target is printed six times a year and includes product reviews, category buyer’s guides and the Editors’ Choice Awards. Each year, the editors of On Target magazine select approximately 25 of the industry’s outstanding new products and present them with the magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award. Innovation and technical merit are the primary considerations in choosing products, while styling and perceived utility for the consumer are also given consideration.
ITT Awarded $43 million US Army follow-on order for Enhanced Night Vision Goggles
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) has been awarded $43 million in follow-on orders from the U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG), and associated spare parts.
“Our unmatched capability, technology and customer support are at the heart of these most recent awards,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT’s Night Vision business. “By continuing to deliver the industry’s most advanced night vision goggle, we are providing our warfighters with unrivaled capabilities required for current and future battlefield operations.”
ENVG optically combines an image intensification image, and proven thermal infrared technology, allowing for improved mobility and situational awareness—through clear target detection and improved target recognition. The ENVG combines the strengths of both technologies into one helmet-mounted unit, allowing warfighters to complete their missions more effectively, even when confronted by low-light or obscured conditions.
ITT Awarded follow-on contract from Canadian Forces
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) has been awarded a $6.9 million contract from the Public Works and Government Services Canada to supply the Canadian Forces with AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision devices. This is a follow on order to the 2004 $19 million night vision portion of the Canadian Army’s Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation program. Under the terms of the contract, ITT will supply additional AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision devices to the Canadian Forces.
“We’re proud to continue our strong relationship with the Canadian Forces by continuing to provide them with the high-performing, versatile night vision monocular they have been using for years,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT Night Vision’s business. “We are pleased to see our international customers remain committed to ITT’s Generation III night vision products knowing that our technology pipeline provides them the overmatch capability required to meet their high-tempo operations.”
The AN/PVS-14 is a high-performance, lightweight and reliable night vision goggle that provides enhanced resolution for target recognition and identification. These rugged devices can be hand-held, head- or weapon-mounted, or fitted to a camera. ITT’s generation III system uses the same micro channel plate as a Generation II image intensifying tube, but instead includes a gallium arsenide photocathode, which further improves image resolution under low light conditions. In addition, the micro-channel plate is now coated with an ion barrier film for increased tube life
ITT successfully tests Digital Enhanced Night Vision Goggle
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) in partnership with the U.S. Army has recently provided prototypes of the Digital Enhanced Night Vision Goggle, or ENVG (D) to the US Army for evaluation. The ENVG (D) utilizes digital thermal and low-light-level sensors to provide digitally fused imagery to the dismounted soldier. ENVG (D) will offer the ability to export and import digital imagery, connecting the dismounted soldier to the digital battlefield.
“We were extremely proud to provide our latest night vision technology to our US Army customer,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT Night Vision. “By providing the ability to connect to the digital battlefield, tomorrow’s warfighter will be able to send and receive imagery, greatly enhancing situational awareness.”
ITT’s ENVG (D) is a leap in technology as it replaces the standard image intensification tube with a new digital sensor, the MicroChannel Plate Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (MCPCMOS). The MCPCMOS sensor provides outstanding image intensified video, enabling digital fusion with thermal infrared video. This allows full digitally fused video to be exported to the digital battlefield for intelligence exploitation, as well as the ability to import video, giving the soldier enhanced situational awareness on the battlefield.
Currently, ITT’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) is being fielded by the U.S. Army. This goggle optically combines an image intensification image and next-generation infrared image, allowing for improved mobility and situational awareness—through clear target identification and improved target detection. The ENVG combines the strengths of both technologies into one unit, allowing soldiers to complete their missions more effectively, even when confronted by low-light conditions or obscured conditions.
Insight Tech-Gear Ships NEW MRDS
Insight Tech-Gear, the world’s leading provider of tactical lasers, illuminators and thermal imaging equipment, announced it has begun shipping its new MRDS Mini Red Dot Sight.
The MRDS is a lightweight, ruggedized reflex sight that mounts to many existing optics as well as MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny and Weaver-style rails utilizing widely available aftermarket mounts.
The MRDS is available in a non-reflective black or tan finish with either a 3.5 MOA or 7.0 MOA dot size and is easily adjustable for elevation or windage with 1 MOA positive click adjustments. The MRDS features an auto adjusting dot intensity but also offers the operator a manual dot intensity adjustment with four (4) brightness settings.
When it comes to durability, the MRDS is designed to not only meet but exceed military specifications for equipment used by special operations personnel under extreme combat conditions. The lens of the MRDS is made from a lightweight, impact resistant polymer with an anti-reflective coating. Its rugged housing is molded from advanced polymers reducing weight without sacrificing operational durability.
The MRDS has been waterproofed to go 66 feet for 2 hours, frozen in ice, drop tested, subjected to a 48-hour salt fog, tested to withstand vibration, submitted to extreme temperature shock and shot on a variety of firearms for thousands of rounds. It has an operational temperature range of -40o C to 49o C and passes the MIL-STD 810G environmental testing protocols.
Powered by a single 1632 battery that allows the unit to operate for 1-year in Auto mode, the MRDS weighs just 0.85 ounces including battery. The top-load battery compartment design means no loss of zero when changing batteries.
ITT awarded $11.4 million contract to provide night vision technology to the United States Special Operation Command
ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) has been awarded an $11.4 million contract to supply image intensification tubes for existing night vision goggles to the United States Special Operations Command. Under this contract, ITT’s Night Vision business will provide Generation (Gen) 3 thin-filmed Pinnacle® tubes that the U.S. military has recognized as the most advanced night vision technology available, producing the clearest, sharpest night vision image for U.S. warfighters.
“ITT’s Gen 3 night vision technology gives operators the tactical advantage they need to safely execute critical precision nighttime missions that support the strategic interests of the U.S. and its allies,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT’s Night Vision business. “We are committed to supplying U.S. and allied warfighters with the world’s best night vision technology, and we are particularly honored to be the supplier of choice for our special operating forces.”
Night vision goggles with Gen 3 image intensifying tubes have the ability to detect available light with more than 10 times the power of previous generations. They are designed for use in all night vision systems that use inverting tubes including aviation goggle, ground systems and weapon sights. The tube inverts the image received from the optical lens 180 degrees. This eliminates the need for the eyepiece to perform this function, saving size and weight for the warfighter.
ITT books its fifth largest order for night vision goggles on the eve of the 50th
ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today announced that it has received a $121 million order from the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14, ITT’s most popular night vision goggle. This order represents the fifth largest in the company’s history and occurs just one week after the company’s Night Vision division celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The AN/PVS-14 is a high-performance, lightweight and reliable night vision goggle that provides enhanced resolution for target recognition and identification. These rugged devices can be hand-held, head- or weapon-mounted, or fitted to a camera. The AN/PVS-14 operates on a single AA battery, and comes equipped with ITT’s proprietary thin-filmed Pinnacle® image intensifier tube. The Pinnacle® tube has the ability to detect available light more than 10 times the power of previous generations.
“The Omnibus VII contract has allowed us to provide the Army with our night vision goggles, which are a critical component for soldiers to safely perform nighttime missions,” said Mike Hayman, president and general manager, ITT Night Vision. “We are pleased to receive this latest order, and are proud to support our nation’s protectors.”
ITT has received Omnibus VII orders for more than 300,000 AN/PVS-14 monocular devices, 3,000 AN/PVS-7 goggles and 100,000 associated spare image intensifier tubes. ITT continues to be the leader in night vision technology. In 2008, ITT became the sole supplier of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle, or ENVG, for the U.S. Army.
The ENVG allows the user to optically overlay thermal (IR) for target detection and image intensification (I²) for target identification. ITT has also developed five prototype ENVG (Digital) which digitally fuses I² and IR which allows for images to be exported into the tactical network. These units will be field tested at Ft. Benning in April 2009. ITT’s contributions to night vision technology for 50 years have made us the leader in the field and a trusted partner to the US Military and Allied militaries.
Aimpoint Wins Golden Bullseye Award
Micro h-1 Sight 2009 American Rifleman Optic of the Year
The National Rifle Association of America has announced that the Aimpoint Micro H-1 sight has been awarded the American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Award as the 2009 Optic of the Year. The award will be presented to Aimpoint at a private reception during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Phoenix, AZ. The Golden Bullseye award has become a symbol of excellence and innovation in firearms, accessories, and related equipment. This is Aimpoint’s second Golden Bullseye Award in the past three years.
DHS Chooses eMagin-equipped Nivisys TAM-14
eMagin Corporation (AMEX:EMA) and Nivisys Industries today announced the award to Nivisys of a production contract for thermal imaging systems from the Department of Homeland Security for Border Patrol. The Department of Homeland Security chose the lightweight, rugged TAM-14 thermal acquisition monocular from Nivisys. To deliver thermal images clearly and efficiently, the TAM-14 employs a low-power, high-resolution, rugged OLED microdisplay from eMagin Corporation. The multi-year contract calls for delivery of up to a thousand units over a five-year period with deliveries beginning in December 2005. “Our TAM-14 monocular is ideal to meet the growing demand for thermal imagers.
It provides optimal performance on minimal power,” said Byron Harding, president, Nivisys Industries, LLC. “It delivers crisp images instantly at startup, regardless of ambient temperature. The ruggedness and low power consumption of OLED displays make them ideal for our thermal imager’s extended use on night patrols.” The TAM-14 delivers IR imagery immediately at startup and operates continuously up to six hours on two standard lithium batteries. It can be quickly adapted to head gear, helmets, weapons, video output, extender lenses and other equipment. The basic system delivers 1.5X magnification over a 17-degree field of view. Other options include a 0.5x lens for a wide field of view, a 3X lens, and a 3X lens extender.
The TAM-14 is available in configurations that enable the user to assign temperature colors and provide standard NTSC video output for surveillance applications. “Our OLED microdisplays continue to deliver the power efficiency and ruggedness needed for defense and security programs,” said Susan Jones, eMagin’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “As with other military programs such as the US Army’s Land Warrior and Mounted Warrior, performance comparisons with legacy display technologies underscore the superiority of OLED microdisplays for thermal imaging and situational awareness.”
Laser Devices, Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of manufacturing Combat-Ready Optics
Laser Devices, Inc. began as a vision over 40 years ago. In 1968, Heinz Thummel had just patented the first Helium Neon aiming laser designed for small arms weapons. Over the next decade his technical expertise, innovation and focus on manufacturing quality products in the U.S.A. led to the founding of Laser Devices, Inc. in 1979 with the world’s first laser gun sight, Laserscope.
Over the past 30 years, Laser Devices has supplied professionals with superior products. We assemble 100% of our products in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Monterey, California. Our aiming lasers, laser-based training systems and tactical lights are currently serving U.S., NATO and international allies’ Military, Law Enforcement and Special Forces personnel who demand tough, virtually indestructible products. From our homeland borders to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our products deliver the reliability that literally spells the difference between life and death.
Laser Devices is a full-service company and holds several patents for its products. We engineer and manufacture sophisticated electro-optical devices from concept design through completion using the latest technology and custom made parts. In addition, we design and manufacture OEM modulated laser transmitters for companies throughout the world.
Laser Devices is an approved Government Contractor for multiple agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense and also serves the FMS market. In addition, we are the sole source of the AN/PEQ-15A, part of the Multi-Functional Aiming Light Contract awarded by the U.S. Army.
Laser Devices’ aiming lasers feature the brightest visible lasers allowed by law. Our rugged, precision machined aircraft aluminum housings are hard black anodized and meet military standards for reliability in the most extreme environmental conditions. Currently in service on every type of small arms weapon system, our aiming lasers provide pin-point accuracy and stay aligned while firing magazine after magazine of military grade ammunition.
Our tactical lights are simply the most durable and reliable that money can buy. Available with either a high pressure Xenon lamp that produces 95 lumens of stunning white light, or an extremely powerful LED that produces an intense 150 lumens of blinding white light, our lights are fully operational from 20,000 feet above sea level to 66 feet below the surface. Designed with a patented recoil absorbing head and lamp assembly, our lights can be safely mounted on any weapon from a .50 caliber Barrett rifle to a .22 caliber pistol.
Additional products include laser borelights, the LaserBlaster-Z dry fire training system and the Accur-AimTM laser target. We also carry a complete line of mounts, holsters, pouches and all of the accessories needed to customize our products to meet any mission requirement.
As we enter our 30th year, we continue to pursue our vision and commitment to manufacture the most reliable tactical products available.
US Army awards ITT $153 million night vision order
ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today announced that its Night Vision business was awarded an order from the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14 night vision monocular. This order for ITT’s most versatile night vision unit is valued at $153 million and is the latest under the Omnibus VII contract awarded by the U.S. Army in September 2005.
The AN/PVS-14 allows users to adjust the gain control in varying light conditions in both urban and rural settings. These versatile devices can be hand-held, head or weapon mounted, or fitted to a camera.
“The Omnibus VII contract has been a pivotal tool for the Army to equip every serving unit with crucial night vision technology in support of night and low-light missions,” said Mike Hayman, president and general manager, ITT Night Vision. “We are pleased to receive this latest order, and are proud to support our nation’s protectors.”
ITT has received Omnibus VII orders for more than 300,000 AN/PVS-14 monocular devices, 3,000 AN/PVS-7 goggles and 100,000 associated spare image intensifier tubes.
ITT to equip UK Ministry of Defense with night vision
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) announced today that its Night Vision business was awarded a $23 million contract by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Head-Mounted Night Vision Systems (HMNVS). Through the agreement, Roanoke, Va.-based ITT Night Vision will continue to equip the U.K. military with the HMNVS and provide in-support services.
The HMNVS contract is ITT’s second from the U.K. MoD. ITT was awarded the initial HMNVS contract in 2002 to provide a continuous supply of HMNVS and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS). Under the initial contract, the Roanoke-based facility provided the systems and the Contractor Logistic Support. In 2005, ITT Night Vision began working closely with their sister division, ITT Defence Ltd., UK, to provide expedited, in-country maintenance for quicker repairs. The Roanoke-based facility will continue to provide the units, and ITT Defence, Ltd., UK, will provide maintenance support.
“We are happy to continue supporting one of our key international allies,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT Night Vision. “Our goal is to continue to support the international market through growing relationships, such as this one with the U.K. Ministry of Defence.”
The HMNVS is the U.K. MoD variant of the AN/PVS-14, which is most commonly used by the U.S. military, allied military forces and homeland security agencies. The HMNVS is a lightweight, single-battery monocular unit that provides enhanced mobility and reliability for soldiers during ground-based operations.
US Army awards ITT follow-on order for Enhanced Night Vision Goggle
The Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center (RDECOMAC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has awarded ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) a $24.4 million follow-on order for the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG), or the AN/PSQ-20. The ENVG is the first helmet-mounted night vision monocular to combine the strengths of both image intensification (I2) and infrared (IR, or thermal) technologies into one device. Following a rigorous qualification process, the Army’s first unit equipped with ENVG was introduced in April.
ITT’s ENVG optically combines an I2 image and next-generation IR (thermal) image, allowing for improved mobility and situational awareness. The monocular uses I2 to provide clear target identification and IR to provide improved target detection. By combining the strengths of both technologies into one unit, soldiers are able to complete their missions more effectively.
“Equipping the men and women of our military with advanced technologies is one of our primary goals,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT Night Vision. “We take our position as the sole provider of ENVG very seriously, and are committed to providing this new capability and advantage to the battlefield.”
Following a competitive process, ITT was selected as the sole provider of the Army’s ENVG in 2005. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a total potential value of $560 million over a period of up to five years.
ITT announces Morovision Night Vision as authorized distributor for Law Enforcement market
ITT Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of night vision technology, has named Morovision Night Vision Inc. as its authorized U.S. law enforcement distributor of ITT Night Enforcer® products—most notably the Night Enforcer NEPVS-14 model and associated parts and accessories.
The Night Enforcer NEPVS-14, based on the military product AN/PVS-14, is a Generation (Gen) 3 monocular device that allows the user to adjust the gain control in varying light conditions. It is the most widely fielded night vision device for law enforcement. This versatile unit can be handheld, head- or weapon-mounted or adapted to a camera or camcorder.
Recently, ITT’s Night Vision division announced that all Night Enforcer® NEPVS-14 products will come equipped with its proprietary Pinnacle® thin-filmed tube technology. This enhanced image intensifying tube improves clarity and resolution, and allows for a more seamless transition when switching from low-light to high-light areas.
“With today’s increased demand for night vision products, we are confident that forming a partnership with a well-known distributor, like Morovision, will allow for an efficient flow of our products to our dealers and, ultimately, our federal and state and local law enforcement customers,” said ITT Night Vision President Mike Hayman.
Hand-selected, preferred dealers will continue to carry ITT night vision products, like the Night Enforcer® NEPVS-14, to serve the law enforcement community. Morovision Night Vision will serve as the authorized distributor that supplies dealers.
Aimpoint introduces Concealed Engagement Unit – Aimpoint CEU
The Aimpoint CEU is mounted behind the Aimpoint sight and rotates a full 260○ allowing the operator to safely look around either right or left-hand corners, up staircases or down tunnels from almost any angle. Since the Aimpoint CEU does not affect the sight’s point of impact, the CEU can easily be passed from one operator to another using the company’s revolutionary TwistMount™. Most importantly, the compound optics contained in the CEU gives the operator a true image, not the distorted mirror image found in the cheap reflective devices currently being offered on the market.
Originally prototyped in 2005, the CEU was completely re-engineered following reviews of the initial concept with active military units. Compatible with all Aimpoint sights, the new Aimpoint CEU is much smaller and lighter than the originally planned design, reducing the weight of the unit by more than 50%. The stabilized internal optics were optimized for better image quality, allowing targets to be identified and engaged more rapidly. A lanyard loop was added to aid in retention of the unit, and the chassis design was changed to allow the CEU to be quickly stripped from the weapon if required. The CEU can be used as a hand held viewing device.
This product requires an end-user certificate.
Aimpoint introduces Aimpoint CompM4s Sight
In 2006, the US Army ran a series of competitive tests to determine if there was another sight available that performed better than their existing Aimpoint CompM2’s. When the testing was completed, an Aimpoint sight was once again proven to be the best available. That sight, the Aimpoint CompM4, has been standardized as the US Army’s new M68CCO and has been chosen by the Norwegian Army.
To accommodate our customers, the CompM4 sight is now available with a low battery compartment, and is called Aimpoint CompM4s. In all other aspects, the CompM4s is identical to the Aimpoint CompM4.
The Aimpoint CompM4 and CompM4s red dot sights are new products differencing themselves from the previous sight on several features. They rely on a single AA battery to provide a ‘constant on’ of up to 80,000 hours or 8 years.
The CompM4 sights have an improved quick release mount (QRP2) integrated with the sight, a feature that improves speed and ease when mounting the sight on the weapon, improving the effectiveness of the individual soldier.
When combined with user friendliness, the ability to obtain a fast and accurate target acquisition in any type of light condition, unrivalled ruggedness, ability to function in all types of weather conditions and outstanding long operational life on a single battery, the CompM4 sights are virtually unmatched in the market.
Aimpoint secures new contract from US Army
Aimpoint, the originator and leading manufacturer of electronic red dot sighting technology, has secured a new $9.88 million IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army, RDECOM Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground for supply of M68 Magnifiers for use with the company’s M68CCO red-dot sights.
Aimpoint’s 3X Magnifier converts the company’s standard red dot sights into a three power telescopic sights, allowing users to engage targets at greater distances. When used with the company’s proprietary Twistmount®, users can switch from non-magnified close quarter combat to magnified extended range target engagement within a matter of seconds. The magnifier can also be used as a separate monocular, allowing long distance observation and target identification.
Brian Lisankie, Vice President of Aimpoint Inc said “Aimpoint is very pleased to provide the US Army with our M68 Magnifier. This product allows our red-dot sights to be used to engage targets at longer distances, and will give our troops an additional edge in accomplishing their mission. We have seen a great deal of success with the 3X Magnifier from the law enforcement and sport shooting markets, and trust that this rugged, high quality optic will provide outstanding service to our military customers as well.”
Over 500,000 Aimpoint sights are currently in use by U.S. Forces. Aimpoint sights are universally known for their fast target acquisition, rugged design and ability to function under extreme conditions. The company’s products are in use by military customers, law enforcement agencies and sportsmen worldwide.
Aimpoint Launches the 4th Generation of CompM Sights
In 2006, the US Army ran a series of competitive tests to determine if there was another sight available that performed better than their existing Aimpoint CompM2’s. When the testing was completed, an Aimpoint sight was once again proven to be the best available. That sight, the Aimpoint CompM4, has been standardized as the Army’s new M68CCO and is now available in the North American market. The US Army has recently awarded Aimpoint with a contract for 163,000 of these sights.
The electronic components in the CompM4 improve upon Aimpoint’s existing state-of-the-art ACET diode circuitry, allowing this new sight to run constantly for over 8 years on a single AA battery. The CompM4 features an internal voltage regulator that allows the sight to operate on any AA size battery available worldwide.
Aimpoint Launches it’s NEW Micro-Series of Sights
Aimpoint is proud to introduce the new Micro series of compact electronic red-dot sights. Built to offer the same battle-proven ruggedness as larger Aimpoint sights, the Micro series sights are able to perform under extreme conditions while adding negligible size and weight to your equipment.
The Micro series consists of three different sights: The Micro H-1 is designed for hunting rifles, handguns and bows. The Micro R-1 is designed for stainless steel revolvers and competition pistols. The Micro T-1 is designed for use on firearms with a Picatinny rail. Each of the Micro series sights is a 1X (non-magnifying) parallax-free optic that features a 4 minute of angle (MOA) red dot for fast target acquisition.
Aimpoint secures new Contract for 163,000 Optical Sights
Aimpoint, the originator and leading manufacturer of electronic red dot sighting technology, has secured a new contract with the U.S. Military for supply of 163,000 rifle sights. The Aimpoint sight was chosen following an extensive evaluation and competitive trial of available sighting technologies by the Army’s Research & Development Command (ARDEC).
Since 1997 the company has proven itself to be a reliable and trusted supplier to the US Military” said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint. ”We listen carefully to the needs of our military customers, and incorporate these requirements directly into the design and manufacture of our products”.
Over 500,000 Aimpoint sights are currently in use by U.S. Forces. Aimpoint sights are universally known for their fast target acquisition, rugged design and ability to function under extreme conditions. The company’s products are in use by hunters, military customers, law enforcement agencies and sportsmen worldwide.
Laser Devices, Inc. Introduces NEW Dual Beam Aiming Laser- Advanced Squared
LDI’s newest multi-functional aiming laser system, the DBAL-A2, is now available to military and law enforcement agencies. DBAL-A2 was recently selected for acquisition as part of the Multi-Functional Aiming Light Contract No. W91CRB-05-D-0029. Built to MIL-STD-810F, DBAL-A2 withstands the most adverse environmental conditions from desert heat to arctic cold. Fully waterproof to 20 meters and crafted from 6061T-6 aircraft grade aluminum, the DBAL-A2 is virtually indestructible.
DBAL-A2 is equipped with infrared and visible laser pointers (combined into a single laser module), and a focusable infrared laser illuminator. A rotary mode switch instantly selects between the laser functions—Visible laser, IR laser, IR illuminator; or IR laser and IR illuminator combined. Fully adjustable for windage and elevation in 0.4 miliradian clicks, DBAL A2 can be aligned for pin-point accuracy. The single module design permits the user to align both the visible and infrared pointers simultaneously.
Advanced features of the DBAL-A2 include an electronically controlled low-power, eye-safe mode that can be used for force-on-force training. The training mode switch has a safety block that locks the laser into the low-power setting during training exercises and prevents the unit from being inadvertently switched into the high-power setting. The high-power mode offers long range pointing with an effective range of 2000 meters. The DBAL-A2 is also equipped with activation and low battery indicator lights. One 3-volt lithium battery provides five hours of continuous operation.
Supplied standard with an A.R.M.S. throw lever mount that can be used to attach the laser to any small arms system equipped with a standard NATO or Picatinny mounting rail. Each kit is supplied with battery, remote cable pressure pad switch and five optical pattern generators in a nylon transport bag.
The DBAL-A2 is only available for purchase by law enforcement and military agencies on an agency purchase order. Export of this product is regulated by the U.S. Department of State in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) per Title 22 C.F.R. Code of Regulations.
Aimpoint’s NEW series of Professional Sights
The new sights are called Aimpoint CompM3 and Aimpoint CompML3. The difference between these two models is that the Aimpoint CompM3 is compatible with all generations of Night Vision Goggles.
The new series of sights have several improvements in comparison with present sights. The new sights are even more rugged than the previous generation and with the new ACET technology follows the possibility to choose from two fixed sizes of the red dot – 4 Minutes of an Angle (MOA) or 2 MOA. 30 years of experience shows that the 4 MOA dot provides the best combination of accuracy and speed, whereas the smaller 2 MOA dot puts accuracy before speed.
The Aimpoint CompM3 and Aimpoint CompML3 come with a rubber cover that makes these sights extremely durable in severe environments. Both sights are submersible down to an impressing 135 feet (45 meters).
The Aimpoint CompM3 and Aimpoint CompML3 will be available retail in May 2005 and will not replace existing CompM2 and CompML2 models.
Aimpoint continues US Army supply
Aimpoint AB is pleased and proud to announce that the US Army has once again selected the CompM2 (M68) passive Red Dot Sight system from Aimpoint AB to go with their M4 carbines and their M16 rifles.
The order is for almost 70,000 Red Dot Sights to be supplied over the coming 10 months. The order is an amendment to current contracts with the US Army, within which Aimpoint has previously supplied near 200,000 M68 sights.
This contract with the US Army is the largest single order for small arms optical sights in the world. Aimpoint AB, a part of the Swedish GS-Development Group, has previously won similarly large contracts to supply the French Army, the Swedish Army, the Italian Army and continues to supply Special Forces and Law Enforcement world wide.
“Since 1997, we have monthly delivered an important amount of sights to the US Army. Being and remaining a supplier to the US Army year after year is a sign that Aimpoint is a reliable company, maintaining its position at the fore front of the technology with high quality products and delivery precision. And it is our intention to continue in this way – as a reliable supplier to dedicated professionals.,” says Lennart Ljungfelt at Aimpoint AB.
Aimpoint continues US Armed Forces Supply
Aimpoint AB is pleased to announce that the US Air Force has selected the CompM2 (M68) passive Red Dot Sight system from Aimpoint AB to go with their M4 carbines. The initial order is for a little more than 20 000 Red Dot Scopes to be supplied over a two year period. The order is an amendment to current contracts with the US Army, within which Aimpoint has previously supplied over 100,000 M68 scopes.
This contract with the US air Force is yet again one of the largest single contracts for small arms optical sights in the world. Aimpoint AB, a part of the Swedish GS-Development Group, has previously won similarly large contracts to supply the US Army and French Army, the Swedish Army and continues to supply Special Forces and Law Enforcement world wide.
“Being a supplier to the US Forces is not only a sign that Aimpoint continues to supply the best optical sight for small arms but also something that makes us very proud,” says Per Sandberg of Aimpoint AB.