Raytheon ELCAN teams with Leonardo Germany to deliver main combat sights to the Bundeswehr
ELCAN Specter DR dual-role sight will be a vital component of the optronic system for infantry missions
MIDLAND, Ontario (Nov. 24, 2021) — Raytheon ELCAN, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, and LEONARDO Germany, a Leonardo SpA subsidiary, were awarded a contract for 107,929 sights to provide the main combat sight (HKV) for the German Armed Forces. Leonardo Germany is the prime contractor to the BAAINBw and will provide in-country support.
The ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x is a combined reflex and telescopic sight allowing soldiers to see close up or far away with a single sight. The sights chosen by the Bundeswehr will have a bullet-drop compensator, or BDC, etched reticle and a Picatinny/STANAG rail integrated into the housing with an ambidextrous, easy-to-use, throw lever to switch instantly between magnifications. The sights have an integrated laser filter to help keep soldiers safer on the battlefield.
“The Specter DR dual-role sight is Canadian technology and battle-proven with forces across NATO,” said Mike Lewis, rifle sights mission area lead for Raytheon ELCAN. “The variable magnification and durability of the Specter is a great advantage for the German Armed Forces.”
Deliveries started in the third quarter of 2021.
About Raytheon ELCAN
Raytheon ELCAN, a thought and technology leader in the global optics industry, specializes in technologically sophisticated and superior-quality optical solutions that meet strict military and commercial specifications. Raytheon ELCAN offers superior design and engineering capabilities, proprietary production technologies and fully integrated manufacturing to provide custom, turn-key solutions.
Raytheon ELCAN Specter rifle sights are recognized by military marksmen as being the easiest, most accurate small arms targeting systems and are preferred for their operational simplicity, rugged performance and high precision optics. For more information about ELCAN Specter sights, visit www.rtx.com/Specter
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