From Aimpoint - Aimpoint awarded contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center
Chantilly, Virginia - Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has been awarded an $8.7 million, five-year IDIQ contract by the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division for supply of sights and mounts for the Enhanced Combat Optical Sight – Optimized (ECOS-O) program. The ECOS-O integrated system combines the battle proven Aimpoint Micro T-1 sight with the Leupold® Mark 6® 3-18x44mm riflescope. This combination of optics allows operators to utilize the non-magnified red dot sight both as a primary optic, as well as a fast way to acquire targets for long range identification and engagement using the magnified Leupold scope.
Under the terms of this contract, Aimpoint will supply Micro T-1 reflex sights and 34mm mounting adapters to the Navy Surface Warfare Center in Crane, IN, where they will mounted on Leupold Mark 6 scopes for delivery to units of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
“The combination of an Aimpoint Micro T-1 with a Leupold Mark 6 scope results in a very effective combat optical package that really gives operators a distinct edge in achieving a variety of missions” said Matt Swenson, Vice President of Government Sales at Aimpoint. “This is a great example of a system that has capabilities greater than the sum of its individual parts. NSWC-Crane did an outstanding job in designing this program to fill the needs of the warfighters, and it was a great experience working along with Leupold & Stevens to execute on the project requirements.”
Based in Sweden, Aimpoint is the recognized worldwide leader and originator of red dot sighting technology. After more than 35 years of working closely with military weapon systems experts, experienced hunters, and marksmen around the world, Aimpoint red dot sights remain the top choice for combined speed and accuracy. Since 1997, Aimpoint has delivered over 1,000,000 of its soldier-tested, combat-proven sights to the U.S. Military. For more information on Aimpoint or their products, visit their webpage at www.aimpoint.com.