More good news for Sig: the U.S. Army has picked the company’s TANGO6 1-6×24 riflescope for use on its Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR).
An offshoot of the M110A1 Compact Semi Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program, the SDMR is based on the HK G28 in 7.62 NATO. In addition to the riflescope, the SDMR comes with a Harris bipod and OSS suppressor, Soldier Systems reports.
The version of the TANGO6 1-6×24 riflescope paired with the SDMR sports a flat dark earth anodized aircraft grade aluminum main tube. It also features a 762 extended range Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) illuminated front focal plane reticle; red horseshoe dot for rapid target acquisition in the daylight; locking illumination dial; power selector ring (PSR) throw lever; and a laser-marked scope level indicator for mount installation.
“It’s truly an honor to be selected as the official optic for the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, and it is very humbling to once again earn the trust of the US Army through this selection,” said Sig president and CEO Ron Cohen. “Sig Sauer is committed to providing the highest quality equipment for the military that surpasses expectations in durability, accuracy, and performance, so they have tools they can rely on for every mission requirement in the defense of freedom.”
“Sig Sauer Electro-Optics fuses superior optical designs, advanced electronic technologies, and ruggedized mechanical systems tested to MIL-STD-810G at our R&D and assembly facility in Oregon, USA,” added Andy York, the president of Sig Sauer’s Electro-Optics division. “We are firmly committed to supporting the US ARMY with this mission-specific riflescope that bridges the gap between close-quarters battle and mid-range tactical engagements.”
The Army has placed an order for at least 6,069 TANGO6 1-6×24 optics. Sig says funding is set for FY2019.