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French Military Adopts Aimpoint COMP M5 For HK416 F Rifle

On 17 July, The French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) which is their French government’s procurement agency awarded on the Aimpoint AB / Heckler & Koch France SAS a contract for the supply of CompM5 red dot sights for the recently adopted HK416 F French rifle.

The contract covers the supply of up to 120,000 CompM5 sights over a period of six years. The CompM5 sight is the latest offering of the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology Aimpoint AB. Compact, lightweight and rugged, it will further increase the capabilities of the French soldier equipped with the new HK416 F.

During last fall’s Milipol exhibition in Paris, Heckler & Koch showed a HK416 F with a mounted Aimpoint.

11 Responses to “French Military Adopts Aimpoint COMP M5 For HK416 F Rifle”

  1. Rich says:

    Good thing both the Aimpoint and HK have been drop tested!
    Thank you, thank you I’ll be here all weekend.

  2. Gerard says:

    Huge contract for aimpoint, the CompM5 is on the way to being the operators choice. Maybe when aimpoint starts making them in huge volume the price will drop

  3. Adun says:

    Why does Aimpoint still make non “S” models with the bottom mounted battery compartment? If they are going to release one later, why not do it in the first place?

    • Vic says:

      On this particular model an “S” variant is problematic because of the battery compartment interfering with the mount. I’m sure aimpoint could work around that by making a fixed, AR-15 height mount, but they probably want to keep things modular.