Vortex Active Reticle Selected for Next Gen Squad Weapon FC Prototype
Vortex Optics just announced a big score for the company. The U.S. Army – PM Soldier Lethality awarded Vortex an agreement to deliver Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC) Production Ready Prototypes for Soldier TouchPoint (STP) evaluations.
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“As a veteran-owned, non-traditional defense contractor, it’s very important to us that we listen to warfighters,” said Sam Hamilton, Chief Technical Officer at Vortex Optics. “When we learned of the soldier’s need for increased lethality out of their squad weapons—combined with the Small Arms Ammunition Configuration (SAAC) study, which proved that advancements in electro-optical fire control had the greatest potential to increase soldier’s lethality—we knew there was an important capability gap we could fill.”
The Vortex Optics 1-8×30 Active Reticle Fire Control utilizes a revolutionary technology, according to Vortex. It blends years of research with multiple cooperative development efforts with the Army’s PM-Solider Weapons group. The resulting Active Reticle increases hit percentage. Additionally, it decreases time to engage target during U.S. Army Soldier touchpoints over the last two years.
“By combining a unity power 1-8x direct view optic utilizing a first focal plane, …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life