Leonardo to supply daylight optics for German Army's assaultrRifles

The company will supply over 100,000 ELCAN Specter® DR 1-4x sights adapted to the requirements of the German Army

Leonardo to supply daylight optics for German Army's assaultrRifles

Photo: Bundeswehr/Jana Neumann

Italy's Leonardo announced it has signed a framework agreement with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the supply of up to 107,929 daylight optics for use on both current and new German Army assault rifles. 

Leonardo will deliver ELCAN Specter® DR 1-4x sights adapted to the requirements of the German Army. The specific adaptations refer to a modified reticle and a housing with an integrated Picatinny rail.

According the company, the most important design change is the ability to operate the switching mechanism from 1x to 4x magnification on both sides of the new sight for assault rifles, while retaining the compact design and robustness of the optic. 

First deliveries of the sight will take place in the third quarter of 2021. The ELCAN Specter® DR 1-4 x daylight optics is already in service with various NATO nations.

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