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SIG SAUER TANGO6T Riflescope and Mount Adopted by DoD for Special Operations Forces

Newington, N.H. (January 16, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the selection of the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6T 1-6×24 Second Focal Plane (SFP) Riflescope and ALPHA4 Ultralight Mount for use by Special Operations Forces.

The TANGO6T 1-6×24 riflescope, selected by DoD is a second focal plane, ruggedized riflescope with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) anodized aircraft grade aluminum maintube. The riflescope features an M855A1 Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) illuminated reticle with holds for CQB to medium range engagements, an ultra-bright red Hellfire™ fiber optic illumination system for fast daylight target acquisition, locking illumination dial, Power Selector Ring (PSR) Throw Lever, and a laser-marked scope level indicator for intuitive mount installation.

“The TANGO6T riflescope line combines ruggedized MIL-SPEC810-G mechanical systems and HDX high definition optical design with advanced electronic technologies,” began Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “We are firmly committed to supporting the Department of Defense with this riflescope to provide greater adaptability, increased lethality, and enhanced target acquisition for our Special Operations Forces.”

This DoD award was also inclusive of the new ALPHA4 Ultralight Mount which was designed specifically by the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics division for the TANGO6T series of riflescopes to attach to a MIL-STD-1913 rail. The mount is machined from a single piece of 7075 aluminum for added strength and weight reduction, and hardcoat anodized to provide additional environmental protection.

“We are honored to receive an additional award for our TANGO6T series of riflescopes for use with our elite forces, and be recognized for our commitment to providing equipment that performs and adapts to the most critical mission requirements,” added Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “We are also very proud that we were successful in our first submission for our ALPHA4 Ultralight Mount, and that it was recognized for quality and durability through this award.”

The DoD Award for the TANGO6T SFP 1-6×24 SFP Riflescope and ALPHA4 Ultralight Mount is a $12 million, five year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with an expected completion date of July 2023. The riflescopes and mounts will be built at the state-of-the-art SIG SAUER Electro-Optics facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.


11 Responses to “SIG SAUER TANGO6T Riflescope and Mount Adopted by DoD for Special Operations Forces”

  1. TheScrutineer says:

    OK. Who’s going to call it? Was this another “highly competitive” under-bid by SIG or did this package win from tests and evaluation alone?
    Will this setup be known for its lack of durability and reliability relative to alternatives, or will it praises be sung?

  2. Don’t bullshit a bullshitter says:

    Considering it’s the same optic submitted by at least two other companies, but at a lower cost, it’s going to be the one they buy and field.

  3. Marcus says:

    Are the FDE color and reticle exclusive to the contract?

  4. joe says:

    I’ll be the “fanboy” to say it: looks like some bootleg Vortex Razor/Geissele combo.

    • SVGC says:

      The specs for the scope and mount as written by the SVPS solicitation had very specific parameters for what they had to be and how they had to function and how they had to look (color). They just followed that and made something the best they could within those parameters. And then they met those specs and competitively priced their products. I guess they could’ve went another route and made a blocky, expensive chunk of shit. I’m not a huge SIG guy but i’ll hold out my opinion until Iv’e ran one of these for awhile. Everyone said the Vortex was a huge pile of dog shit at first and even denied it’s use within JSOC on this very forum not that long ago. Now it’s the industry standard for LPVOs.

    • Gear Guy says:

      Hey, it’s Sony guts… But seriously, these are reported to have the same internals and glass as the Razor Gen II, but at a lower weight and cost. I will hold judgement until I get a chance to shoot one and compare it to my Razor.

      • TheScrutineer says:

        I’m curious to see how the BDC is received. I hear guys bitch all the time about the ACOG BDC not quite matching up with issued ammo. I know they’re super easy to use I just wonder about real world precision.

  5. Carlos says:

    Something stinks!! There are LPVOs that go up to 8-power that are being offered by more established optics makers with proven qualities and somehow a lower powered option by SIG SAUER won over them in some supposed super secret but “fair” evaluation?

    It’s as if someone who was recently hired by Sig from Big Army really did earn the new job!!

    • SSD says:

      There is so much wrong with your rant.

      First off, there’s no malfeasance. Second, they also bought a 1-8 FFP. This is what SOCOM asked for, a 1-6x SFP optic.

      • zoomy says:

        @SSD why did they want a variable optic with second focal and a BDC reticle? that sounds like asking for problem child