In September 2018, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division contracted Trijicon for its RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) Type 2 for the USSOCOM Miniature Aiming System—Day Optics Program, worth U$7,626,587, covering a five-year period. Work will be performed in Wixom, MI, and is expected to be completed by August 2023.
This award is for the Handgun Reflex Sight (HRS), which is designed for rapid day and night pistol target engagements. It incorporates an illuminated dot or shape imposed on a Wide Field of View (WFOV) lens to increase the speed of target acquisition when maneuvering in confined spaces, or in extremis if the primary weapon malfunctions.
The RMR Type 2 employs new electronics designed to bolster durability and performance in punishing environments, extending the longevity and functionality of the red-dot sight. Updated electronics and battery contacts increase reliability under the harshest use and stiffest recoil and if the adjustable LED is inadvertently left at its middle setting, the CR2032 lithium battery can last up to four years. Audible and tactile windage and elevation adjustments allow for quick and easy zeroing without special tools. The RMR Type 2 is compatible with existing RMR mounts and optics-ready pistols.
The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract announcement explains: “The handgun reflex sight is a low profile, wide field of view, passive sight for rapid day and night pistol engagements in confined spaces, while prisoner handling, or in extremis is after the primary weapon malfunctions.”