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US Army picks SIG Sauer’s TANGO6T as direct view optic for M4 Carbines

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US Army file photo of soldiers conducting an M4 Carbine range at Fort Bragg.

The US Army has selected the SIG Sauer TANGO6T scope for its direct view optic (DVO) with the aim of enhancing squad performance with a variable powered riflescope.

This award from the US defense department is the third award for the SIG Sauer TANGO6T, which was previously selected for the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) and the USSOCOM Squad-Variable Powered Scope (S-VPS).

A contract announcement on the beta.sam federal government website said the DVO contract was worth over $77 million.

Unlike older generation non-magnified or fixed-magnification optics, the TANGO6T is a 1-6X variable-magnification riflescope that enables the soldier to engage both close-quarter targets and targets at extended ranges.

“This is a three-peat for the TANGO6T as the riflescope continues to prove it will withstand the rigors of US military testing making it the choice for use with our soldiers,” Ron Cohen, president and CEO of SIG Sauer, Inc., commented.

“The further proliferation of the riflescope into the US military’s M4A1 operating system is an exciting achievement for SIG Sauer Electro-Optics and further proof that the TANGO6T is the direction of the future.”

Photo: SIG Sauer

The TANGO6T 1-6×24 DVO riflescope will be used on M4A1 carbines and is a first focal plane ruggedized riflescope with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) anodized aircraft grade aluminum main tube. The riflescope features the DWLR6 reticle capable of providing range estimation and wind holds at extreme distances, the advanced HELLFIRE illumination system for fast target acquisition, a locking illumination dial, Power Selector Ring (PSR) Throw Lever, the ALPHA4 ultralight mount, and a laser-marked scope level indicator for intuitive installation.

“The TANGO6T riflescope platform has been ruggedized and battle-hardened over the course of both the SDMR and S-VPS programs,” added Andy York, president, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “We are proud to assemble the TANGO6T here in the USA to support our warfighters with a variable powered riflescope that was developed to match the engagement requirements of today’s battlefield.”