Aimpoint from Sweden to supply 3,800 CompM4 red dot sights to Berlin Police

Aimpoint, the Swedish optics company manufacturing red dot sights for civilian, police and military forces has been awarded a contract from the Berlin Police to supply nearly 3,800 pieces of Aimpoint® CompM4 red dot sights, a non-magnified red dot style gun sight which is also in service with the U.S. armed forces.

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Aimpoint® CompM4 red dot sight with ARD filter. (Picture source Aimpoint)

The Aimpoint CompM4 is a "tubed" style reflector (reflex) sight that uses a red light-emitting diode (LED) at the focus of a mirror type optical collimator to produce an aligned red aiming spot (what is commonly called a red dot sight). There are a total of 16 brightness settings for the LED, the lower 7 intended for use with night vision devices and the upper 9 for daylight. The CompM4 is powered by a standard AA battery, and the manufacturer claims that the sight will run continuously for 8 years on a single battery, in its 10th brightness setting.

“We are proud that the Berlin Police has chosen the Aimpoint® CompM4 in their development program” says Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. “The CompM4 is a very much appreciated product by the operators for its reliability and ease of use. Therefore, we know that our new customer will be satisfied with its choice”, he added.

The Aimpoint® CompM4s sights have been in operation with many military organisations worldwide for several years. They have become a standard product for NATO countries. It is a user-friendly, soldier-tested and combat proven sight that increases the effectiveness of the individual soldier. The CompM4 sight relies on a single AA battery to provide a 'constant on' of up to 80,000 hours or 8 years.

Currently, more than 1,500,000 Aimpoint® sights are already in use by Law Enforcement and Military Forces around the world. The Berlin Police chose the Aimpoint® products because they will increase the speed and shooting precision of their police officers. The sights will be mounted primarily on H&K MP5 carbine. The start of the delivery will take place later this year.