Raytheon ELCAN delivers first Specter DR sights to Danish Army

Dual-role sight helps NATO soldiers see close up and far away with a single sight

MIDLAND, Ontario, (September 14, 2021)—Raytheon ELCAN, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, has started deliveries of the integrated rail ELCAN Specter DR dual-role sights in three variants to the Danish Defence Armed Forces. The variants provide increased capability and situational awareness at near and far distances, helping soldiers operate more effectively and safely.

The first deliveries are part of a $10.1 million contract awarded last year to Raytheon ELCAN by the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation, or NSPA, to provide the Specter DR dual field-of-view sights in both 1-4x and 1.5-6x magnifications for rifles and machine guns.

The sights chosen by Danish Defence Armed Forces include 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 Specter DR dual-role sight is battle-proven with forces across NATO on rifles,” said Mike Lewis, rifle sights mission area lead for Raytheon ELCAN. “The Danish Defence Armed Forces will be the first to deploy this capability on light and heavy machine guns.”

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.

About Raytheon ELCAN

Raytheon ELCAN, a 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/Specter    

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About Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 46 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in adjusted pro forma annual revenue in 2020 and has 37,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Published On: 09/14/2021