US SOCOM selected two different variants of Nightforce riflescopes for snipers.

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) recently selected two Nightforce Optics ATACR variants. The riflescopes fill the Precision – Variable Power Scope (P-VPS) component of the Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optic (MAS-D) Program. SOCOM selected the ATACR 5-25×56 F1 and 7-35×56 F1 riflescopes.

SOCOM Selects Nightforce Optics

Nightforce designed the riflescopes to provide improved target detection and acquisition. Additionally, the scopes increase hit probability for engagements out to 1,500 meters and beyond.

“The selection of both ATACR models brings continuity to a community that, until recently, have been using a variety of aging systems, all with slightly varying controls and reticle designs”, said Nightforce’s MIL-GOV-LE Business Development Manager, Tod Litt.

The Nightforce MilSpec ATACR 5-25 and 7-35 offer performance in extended range target detection. Meanwhile, the scopes maintain reliable mechanical adjustment, according to Nightforce. Both optics feature ED glass and 0.1 Mil-Radian adjustments for elevation and windage. The scopes employ the Horus TREMOR3 reticle. The entire body features a tan, hardcoat anodized finish.

Provided as a system for the program, the selected optics also utilize a purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser range finder integration platform. When employed as a complete solution, the SOF Snipers ability to detect, range, and receive a firing solution is greatly accelerated.

The new optics are to augment multiple systems in the SOCOM inventory and will coincide with the release and fielding of the Mk22 Sniper System, based on the proven Barrett MRAD platform.

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