SIG Sauer’s Tango6T has been selected for the Direct View Optic (DVO) in the the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) solicitation to enhance squad performance with a variable-powered riflescope. Unlike older generation non-magnified or fixed-magnification optics, the Tango6T is a 1-6X variable-magnification riflescope that enables soldiers to effectively engage at CQB distance and extended range.
“After rigorous and stringent testing, where the best of the industry competed, we are proud to confirm the SIG Sauer Tango6T riflescope has been selected by the U.S. Army as the Direct View Optic,” said Ron Cohen, president and CEO, SIG Sauer. “This is a three-peat for the Tango6T as the riflescope continues to prove it will withstand the rigors of U.S. military testing making it the choice for use with our soldiers. The further proliferation of the riflescope into the U.S. 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.”
The award is the third from the DoD for the SIG Sauer Tango6T. The optic was previously selected to ride the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) and for use as the USSOCOM Squad-Variable Powered Scope (S-VPS). It is currently in use by U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksmen and U.S. Special Forces.
The TangoT 1-6x24 DVO riflescope will be used on M4A1 carbines. The first focal plane optic is ruggedized and has an aircraft-grade aluminum main tube with Flat Dark Earth (FDE) anodized finish. Its DWLR6 reticle can provide range estimation and wind holds at extreme distances. The advanced HELLFIRE illumination system, which has a locking illumination dial, ensures fast target acquisition. A Power Selector Ring (PSR) Throw Lever, ALPHA4 ultralight mount and a laser-marked scope level indicator make installation and adjustment intuitive.
“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.”