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Raytheon ELCAN, Leonardo team up for combat sight deliveries to Germany

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Raytheon ELCAN, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, and Leonardo Germany, a Leonardo SpA subsidiary, were awarded a contract for the delivery of 107,929 main combat sights (HKV) for the German Armed Forces.

Leonardo Germany is the prime contractor to the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw and will provide in-country support.

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, according to Raytheon.

In October 2020, the Canada-based Raytheon ELCAN received a contract from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for the delivery of Specter DR dual field-of-view sights to the Danish Armed Forces.