The U.S. Army has selected the SIG Sauer Tango6 1-6x24 riflescope for its Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR). The optic is the final component to be selected for the complete SDMR system that the service branch will put into service for its designated marksmen.
“It’s truly an honor to be selected as the official optic for the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, and it is very humbling to once again earn the trust of the U.S. Army through this selection,” said Ron Cohen, president and CEO of SIG Sauer. “SIG Sauer is committed to providing the highest quality equipment for the military that surpasses expectations in durability, accuracy and performance, so they have tools they can rely on for every mission requirement in the defense of freedom.”
The ruggedized SDMR Tango6 1-6x24 riflescope has a Flat Dark Earth (anodized aircraft-grade aluminum maintube), 762 Extended Range Bullet Drop Compensation illuminated front focal plane reticle, an ultra-bright red horseshoe dot for fast daylight target acquisition, locking illumination dial, Power Selector Ring Throw Lever and a laser-marked scope level indicator for installation. The Tango6 1-6x24 SDMR optic is a variant of the commercially available SIG Sauer Electro-Optics Tango6.
The directed requirement—minimum manufacturing capacity—for the order of optics was 6,069 units. Funding for the acquisition is set for fiscal year 2019. The Army is scheduled to receive 6,000 Heckler & Koch G28Es this year, chambered in 7.62 NATO, as it phases out the modified M14s that have served in the DMR role for the past decade.
“SIG Sauer Electro-Optics fuses superior optical designs, advanced electronic technologies, and ruggedized mechanical systems tested to MIL-STD-810G at our R&D and assembly facility in Oregon, U.S.A.,” added Andy York, President SIG Sauer Electro-Optics. “We are firmly committed to supporting the U.S. Army with this mission-specific riflescope that bridges the gap between close-quarters battle and mid-range tactical engagements.”