Nightforce ATACR 4-20x50 F1 Scope Selected for USSOCOM Contract

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posted on July 20, 2021
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The Nightforce Optics Mil-Spec ATACR 4-20x50 mm F1 has been selected as U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Ranging—Variable Power Scope (R-VPS) component for its Miniature Aiming Systems—Day Optic (MAS-D) Program. The scopewill be integrated as the Mid-Range and the Designated Marksman solutions for USSOCOM’s current and future anticipated Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon Systems.

As part of a lifecycle replacement program and capabilities enhancement, the Nightforce Mil-Spec ATACR 4-20 is optimized to provide improved target detection and identification, as well as hit probability for engagements out to 1,200 meters. It rounds out a complete family of variable power scopes awarded to Nightforce Optics within the MAS-D Program.

“We are both proud and humbled to realize another Nightforce ATACR model selection within the VPS family of scopes for USSOCOM,” said Nightforce MIL-GOV-LE Business Development manager Tod Litt. “While a new benchmark for us, the real benefit is the continuity it brings to the end user. Now, regardless of weapon system, they will have commonality in adjustment features and ancillary components.”

The Nightforce Mil-Spec ATACR 4-20x50 mm offers excellent performance in intermediate range target detection as well as reliable mechanical adjustment. The optic features the company’s exceptional ED glass, 0.1 mil-radian adjustment value for both windage and elevation, the Horus Vision TREMOR3 reticle, and a tan, hardcoat anodized finish.

Like the previous VPS Program solutions, the R-VPS is provided as a system, utilizing a purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser range finder integration platform. When employed as a complete solution, the SOF end-user’s ability to detect, range and receive a firing solution correlates well with the semi-automatic weapon capability it is intended to enhance. The new optics are to augment multiple systems in the SOCOM inventory and are intended to support the Mid-Range Gas Gun once it is fielded.  

A civilian version of the riflescope is available and enthusiasts can select the same reticle. It is not, however, currently available in the tan hardcoat anodized finish.

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