FINNISH DEFENCE FORCES ORDER AIMPOINT® MICRO T-2
MALMÖ, Sweden. – Aimpoint AB, the leading manufacturer and innovator in red dot sighting
technology, has been ordered by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to
supply Aimpoint® Micro T-2 red dot sights including transportation bags for an amount of up to
EUR 5.5 million. The red dot sights are supplied by NSPA to the Finnish Defence Forces and
will be delivered by the end of 2018.
“We are proud that the Finnish Defence Forces have chosen the Aimpoint® Micro T-2 as a part
of their national defence development program Taistelija (Combatant)” says Lennart Ljungfelt,
President of Aimpoint AB and continues; “The Micro T-2 is an extremely reliable sight and we
know that the operators currently using that sight are very pleased. Therefore, we know that the
Finnish Defence Forces will be satisfied with their choice”.
The Aimpoint® Micro T-2 sights have been in operation with several military organisations
worldwide for several years. It is a user-friendly, soldier-tested and combat proven sight that
increases the effectiveness of the individual soldier. The attractiveness of the Micro T-2 sight
relies on its weight by just over 100 grams combined with extremely ruggedness, and an
operational life on a single battery of up to 50,000 hours or 5 years, on continuous use.
Currently, more than 1,500,000 Aimpoint® sights are already in use by military forces around
the world. The Finnish Army chose the Aimpoint products because they will increase the speed
and precision of the combatants’ use of weapon as well as the assault rifle’s usability in poor
SWEDISH ARMY PLACES NEW CONTRACT WITH AIMPOINT
MALMÖ, Sweden. – Aimpoint AB, the leading manufacturer and innovator in red dot sighting
technology, has been awarded a new contract from the Swedish Procurement Office (FMV) to
supply at first stage Aimpoint® CompM5 and Aimpoint® MPS3 red dot sights to the Swedish
Army, a contract worth over SEK 20 million. Aimpoint won the tender conducted in open
“The Aimpoint® red dot sights have been in operational use by the Swedish Army for many
years” says Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint, and continues; “We are proud that the
Swedish Army has once again chosen Aimpoint® products. This underlines their satisfaction
with Aimpoint and our products”
The Aimpoint® CompM5 sights is the newest red dot sight in Aimpoint product portfolio, and is
in operation with the US State Department. It is a user-friendly and extremely rugged sight that
increases the effectiveness of the individual soldier. The CompM5 sight relies on a single AAA
battery to provide a ‘constant on’ of up to 50,000 hours or 5 years.
Currently, more than 1 ,500,000 Aimpoint® sights are already in use by military forces around
the world. The Swedish Army chose the Aimpoint products because of their ability to obtain a
fast and accurate target acquisition in any type of light condition, unrivalled ruggedness, ability
to function in all types of weather conditions and outstanding long operational life on a single
The White House Invites Revision to Participate in “Made in America” Roundtable
Revision Military, a world leader in military and tactical solutions and protective equipment, was one of twelve companies invited to participate in the “Made in America” roundtable held in the East Room of the White House last Wednesday July 19th. Revision CEO Jonathan Blanshay and Revision Senior Director, Legal and Government Affairs, Greg Maguire, attended the meeting, which was hosted by President Donald J. Trump. The roundtable was organized as part of Made in America week, itself part of the Administration’s overarching America First initiative, designed to shine a light on companies, organizations, and institutions that are investing in the future of U.S. manufacturing and innovation.
“Revision has been a proud U.S. military supplier for over a decade. In this time, 100% of the equipment sold to the U.S. government has been made in the U.S.” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “This fact is not just a point of pride; it is a firm commitment to the forces who fight for us all. While many companies across a variety of industries have moved their production and labor forces oversees, Revision has done the opposite, investing millions to advance and grow the company’s U.S. manufacturing. Revision’s U.S. ties run deeper today than ever before, with the vast majority of our employees working in the U.S.”
Above: Revision CEO, Jonathan Blanshay (third from right), and Senior Director, Legal and Government Affairs, Greg Maguire (fourth from right) participated in the Made in America roundtable held in the East Room of the White House on July 19th, hosted by President Donald Trump (far left).
“We’re here today to continue our celebration of American manufacturing as part of Made in America week,” said President Donald Trump at the start of the roundtable. “The leaders and innovators around this table create products that fill our homes, defend our nation and enrich our lives. And each one of these products proudly carries the label ‘Made in the USA’…Made in America is more than a label or a product…it’s a stamp of excellence.” President Trump added, “Around the world the Made in America label is the gold standard for craftsmanship, quality and artistry, and that is one more reason we have to protect it.”
Revision has seen first-hand the degree to which the Made in the USA quality is coveted in the international market, not only through demand for Revision made products, but also with widespread proliferation of imitation Revision products. The company has worked to combat these counterfeit operations with multiple sting operations at tradeshows and testifying before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in April 2016.
FUSION MAROM DOLPHIN
A whole new concept of load carrying:
A revolutionary system connecting vest and bags together using a patented structure. Different size backpacks can be carried with the system without additional straps. The essential equipment such as ballistic plates and hydration system, radio etc. is integrated into the vest even when the backpack is off.
- Integrated carbon skeleton structure allows effective weight distribution, flexibility, low weight and extreme durability.
- Dynamic straps and duty belt, allowing maximum fit for any operator.
- Implementation of our patented FORMISSION hinge provides easy and comfortable maneuvering.
- Quick release mechanism for backpack removal in-case of emergency and putting it back on easily without any need for adjustments.
- Integration of the duty belt with special quick release mechanism for easily attaching the vest skeleton or remove it when needed.
- Special materials configuration eliminates the friction with the body, minimizing injury possibility.
- Front panel is fully removable for different configurations, under fire equipment swaps and/ or medical treatment.
L-3 Communications Corp., Londonderry, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $49,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for binocular night vision devices (BNVD). This procurement is for a follow-on contract for the next generation BNVD goggles with white phosphor tubes that focus on weight, size, and power reductions. The BNVD will allow Special Operations Forces to operate with an enhanced visual acuity in low light conditions thereby increasing both their lethality and survivability while achieving their mission objectives. Work will be performed in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by November 2021. Fiscal 2017 defense procurement funds in the amount of $305,910 will be obligated at the time of contract award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-17-D-JQ21).
Italian Military Adopts ICS
One of the first militaries to field the ICS is the Italian Army, which is employing the sight with the Beretta ARX 200 assault rifle. The ARX 200 is chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, which pairs well with the ballistic holdover capabilities of the ICS. The Italian Army will field the ARX 200’s as designated marksman rifles, a role for which the ICS was specifically designed.
The new ICS Intelligent Combat Sight integrates a laser rangefinder and a ballistic calculator into a rugged, compact tactical weapons sight for increased accuracy, greater first-round hit probability, and shorter time of engagement.
At the push of a button, an eye-safe laser instantly provides distance to the target, and calculates an illuminated, trajectory-compensated aiming point based on ammunition ballistics, measured distance, and angle to your target out to 800 meters. As a true electro-optical aiming device, it combines combat-optimized technology, operating simplicity in the field, and the targeting effectiveness to give small-caliber weapons oversized clout.
France selects the HK416 as its new assault rifle 26.09.2016
After an extensive evaluation lasting more than one year, the French Direction Générale de l’Armement has selected the HK416 as the successor of the famous “FAMAS” assault rifle.
Heckler & Koch GmbH is honored and proud to announce that it has been officially awarded last week by the French Direction Générale de l’Armement the contract for the supply of the future French assault rifle. Known initially as the “Arme Individuelle Future” (AIF), the selected weapon is a variant of the battle-proven HK416A5 assault rifle.
The HK416 will replace the well-known “FAMAS” assault rifle which is no longer produced, bringing modularity and flexibility to the needs of the French military.
The contract calls for the supply over a period of 15 years of up to 102,000 5.56 x 45 mm NATO rifles, 10,767 40 x 46 mm grenade launchers, ammunition, spare parts, support services and accessories. The weapon will be available in two versions with different barrel lengths depending on the user mission and will equip all Army, Navy and Air Force personnel.
After a technical evaluation which pushed all competitors to their technical limits, the HK416 was a top performer and the cornerstone of a high performance and fully integrated weapon system.
The HK416 is a robust, reliable and accurate weapon produced in Oberndorf am Neckar, in Germany’s Black Forest region, using the finest materials including the best French steels which provide its legendary robustness. It is a user-friendly weapon that has proven its capabilities on military operations in numerous occasions.
Heckler & Koch GmbH, in cooperation with its French subsidiary Heckler & Koch France SAS, is fully committed to providing the best service and support to the French armed forces for the next thirty years.
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