Raytheon ELCAN teams with Leonardo Germany to deliver main combat sights to the Bundeswehr
Raytheon ELCAN, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, and LEONARDO Germany, a Leonardo SpA subsidiary, were awarded a contract for 107,929 sights to provide the main combat sight (HKV) for the German Armed Forces. Leonardo Germany is the prime contractor to the BAAINBw and will provide in-country support.
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The ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x sight selected by the Bundeswehr as the main combat sight (HKV) for the German Armed Forces (Picture source: Raytheon)
The ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x is a combined reflex and telescopic sight allowing soldiers to see close up or far away with a single sight. The sights chosen by the Bundeswehr will have a bullet-drop compensator, or BDC, etched reticle and a Picatinny/STANAG rail integrated into the housing with an ambidextrous, easy-to-use, throw lever to switch instantly between magnifications. The sights have an integrated laser filter to help keep soldiers safer on the battlefield.
“The Specter DR dual-role sight is Canadian technology and battle-proven with forces across NATO,” said Mike Lewis, rifle sights mission area lead for Raytheon ELCAN. “The variable magnification and durability of the Specter is a great advantage for the German Armed Forces.”
Deliveries started in the third quarter of 2021.