Specter sights for Australia [CANSEC2016D1]

25 May 2016

Raytheon Canada (Booth 1223), operating as Elcan Optical Technologies, has been awarded a C$70.97 million contract to supply its Specter DR 1-4X dual role weapon sight to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Acquired under the Australian Department of Defence’s Land 125 Phase 3C programme, the Specter DR will replace the standard 1.5X magnified sight on the new 5.56mm Enhanced F88 (EF88) Austeyr assault rifle, which is now being rolled out to the ADF.

The world’s first strictly dual field-of-view (DFOV) combat optical sight, the Specter DR represents a revolution in optical sight design, combining the best of close and precision fire ranged combat features in a single, low-profile DFOV sight.

The Specter DR allows the operator to switch instantly from a red dot 1X close quarter battle (CQB) sight to 4X, to accurately engage targets at extended range without changing the sight package.

Deliveries of Specter DR to the ADF will begin later this year.

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