Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced that the company’s shipments of M68 Close Combat Optics under contract to the US Army recently passed a total of one million sights. Contracts for the M68CCO have been issued to Aimpoint by the US Military since 1997, and continue with shipments as part of the latest contract for 565,000 sights awarded to the company in August, 2009.
“The continuous use of Aimpoint® sights by the US Army for the past 14 years is a great honor for our company, and passing the one million sight mark is indeed a momentous achievement” said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. “The M68 Close Combat Optic has continued to evolve and improve over the years with feedback from our experience during use with the US Army, and we look forward to continuing to meet future requirements as they arise”.
Aimpoint® sights have been tested and chosen by the US Army following several competitive evaluations, and Aimpoint is the only manufacturer type-classified to supply the M68CCO to the US Military. The company’s products are currently in service with all branches of the US Military, and the wide variety of models available make the product suitable for nearly all infantry weapons from small arms to heavy weapons.
The M68CCO is an electronic red dot reflex sight which increases effective marksmanship, and allows the user to acquire and engage targets with increased speed and accuracy without diminishing situational awareness. The optic is extremely rugged, and the latest versions of the sight operate continuously for up to 8 years using a single AA battery.
The contract for the M68CCO is administered by the US Army Materiel Command’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in close cooperation with Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier).