BERLIN, ($1=0.88 Euros) – The American company Raytheon Technologies, through its subsidiary Raytheon Elcan, and the Italian company Leonardo, through its German subsidiary Leonardo Germany, were selected to supply the main combat target [HKV] for the German Armed Forces [Bundeswehr], learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing InfoDefensa. In total, the business alliance, in which Leonardo’s subsidiary is the main contractor, will have to deliver 107,929 units.
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In a statement, Raytheon described the characteristics of the selected sight, Specter DR 1-4x. It is, he explains, a combined telescopic and reflex sight that allows soldiers to see both near and far at a glance.
The model chosen by the Bundeswehr is added to the note, “there will be a bullet drop compensator or BDC, an engraved sight and a Picatinny/Stanag rail integrated into the hull with an easy-to-use double-sided launch lever for instant switching between magnifications.” In addition, the sights will be equipped with an integrated laser filter, which will help soldiers be safer on the battlefield.
The company reveals that deliveries have already begun in the third quarter of this year.
The head of Raytheon Elcan’s rifle aiming mission, Mike Lewis, recalled that “the dual-role Specter DR sight is Canadian technology and has been tested in battles with forces from across NATO.” For Lewis, “Specter’s variable magnification and endurance are a great asset to the German armed forces.”
The company says military shooters recognize that its Specter rifle sights are “the easiest and most accurate targeting systems for small arms and are preferred for their operational simplicity, stable performance, and high-precision optics.”
The parent company, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, one of the four companies that make up Raytheon Technologies Corporation, had a turnover of $15 million last year and employs 37,000 people at the company’s various facilities around the world. Its main headquarters are in Arlington, in the North American state of Virginia.
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