Danish Army awards Raytheon Technologies $10 million contract for optical day sights
ELCAN Specter DR dual role sight helping NATO close critical defence capability gaps
October 7, 2020 —Raytheon ELCAN, a Raytheon Technologies company (NYSE: RTX), was awarded a contract valued at $10.1 million to provide ELCAN Specter DR dual role sights in three variants to the Danish Defence Armed Forces. NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Organisation) is the contracting authority.
Raytheon’s ELCAN was selected to provide the Specter DR dual field-of-view sights in both 1-4x and 1.5-6x magnifications for both rifles and machine guns. The sights chosen by Danish Defence Armed Forces will have a bullet-drop reticle and a Picatinny/STANAG rail integrated into the housing with an ambidextrous easy-to-use throw lever to switch instantly between magnifications.
“The complex and unpredictable requirements NATO troops face today are what is driving the ongoing development of Raytheon ELCAN Specter sights,” according to Dan Pettry, a former U.S. Army Ranger and now a Raytheon Intelligence & Space product manager for Raytheon ELCAN Rifle Sights. “We are leveraging disruptive technology that optimizes human interactions to provide increased reliability and mission effectiveness to keep soldiers safer. The variable magnification and durability of the Specter is a great advantage for the shooter, and a significant leap forward in enhancing the soldier’s lethality.”
The ELCAN Specter DR dual role optical sight will supplement the present ELCAN C79 fixed magnification sight, as the standard issue optical sight for the Danish Defence Armed Forces.
Raytheon ELCAN will begin deliveries in the first quarter 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 Raytheon ELCAN, visit www.rtx.com/ELCAN
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