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FBI HRT Adopts Aimpoint T-2

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team and Defensive Systems Unit are now being issued the Aimpoint Micro T-2 and Micro H-2, respectively. This seems to be a direct result of the recent fallout regarding the issues with EOTech optics.


Federal Burearu of Investigation Selects Aimpoint Micro Sights for use by elite teams

Chantilly, VA – November 24, 2015 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red-dot sighting technology, has announced that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now issuing Aimpoing Micro Series Sights to agents in the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and Defensive Systems Unit (DSU).

The FBI conducted rigorous testing on optics from a wide variety of manufacturers. Following this selection process, the Aimpoint Micro T-2 and Micro H-2 were authorized as issued optics. The Micro T-2 was chosen for use by the HRT, and the Micro H-2 was selected by the DSU.

Contracts were awarded via competitive bidding process, and Aimpoint Dealers began shipments to the FBI in July, 2015.

For more information on Aimpoint or the Aimpoint Micro T-2 or Micro H-2, visit the company’s webpage at:

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8 Responses to “FBI HRT Adopts Aimpoint T-2”

  1. Ed Hickey says:

    reinforces what I knew already! Will be picking up a T2

  2. Roy says:

    Does the hostage rescue team currently use an EO Tech site? And is the aim point T2 intended to replace that EO Tech site?

    • Casual Observer says:

      From the pictures out there, they used to use 552s but more recently the EXPSs. (As well as Trijicon TA-33s with a micro RDS on top)

  3. Agentofwrath says:

    Defensive Systems Unit? What pray tell is that?

    • jbgleason says:

      Total guess on this but I am thinking it is what they call their gate guards. Or maybe their gate guards have some type of SWAT/QRT? I know last time I was at Quantico they were still called the FBI POLICE. Which was weird all on its own.

      • jbgleason says:

        Never mind. GOOGLE was my friend.

        Defensive Systems Unit: Provides services and equipment/supplies for new agents training; administers the FBI’s weapons, ammunitions, and related equipment programs; and manages procurement to provide reliable mission support.

  4. Joe Flowers says:

    I wonder when we’ll see H2s actually available (already past when they said they’d be here) AND how much less they cost. For $50, I’ll just go with the unit that can take more water pressure, has a few more settings, and no bright white lettering.

  5. K911 says:

    They’re just switching to what Vickers (and many of his fellow SOF) has sworn by all along. Oh, the irony.