Up to 107,000 Sights for Current and Future Rifles
Leonardo Germany is to supply up to 107,929 daylight optics for the Bundeswehr’s current and future assault rifles, the company announced on 13 October.
Leonardo will deliver ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x sights, adapted to specific Bundeswehr requirements, which include a modified reticle and a housing with an integrated Picatinny rail. The most important design change is the ability to operate the switching mechanism from 1x to 4x magnification from both sides of the new sight for assault rifles, while retaining the compact design and robust nature of the optic. First deliveries are scheduled for the third quarter of this year.
The order for the SPECTER optic, which is already in service with several NATO nations, is an important step for Leonardo Germany. The unit’s portfolio includes innovative laser systems, night vision and thermal imaging technologies, already in use with military and special forces in Germany and NATO. The new daylight optic for the Bundeswehr represents a vital component of an entire optronic system for infantry missions.