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Marine Corps Issues Pre-Solicitation for Squad Common Optic Contract

Back in May we told you of the Marine Corps’ desire to field a Squad Common Optic for the M27 Infantry Assault Rifle which is becoming the standard weapon for Marines in the Infantry Squad. The Marines envision the SCO as a magnified optic to improve target acquisition and probability of hit P(h) between 0-600 meters (m).  The SCO includes a non-caliber specific reticle, is variable power, and incorporates a user selectable illuminated or non-illuminated aim-point. 

Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), Portfolio Manager Ground Combat Element Systems (PfM GCES), Program Manager Infantry Weapon just released a pre-solicitation to industry, which serves as a Warning Order that they plan to open a Full and Open Competitive solicitation for the SCO on or about September 13, 2019 with proposal due date on or about October 21, 2019.

6 Responses to “Marine Corps Issues Pre-Solicitation for Squad Common Optic Contract”

  1. lcpl1066 says:

    “The SCO includes a non-caliber specific reticle” common sense for once

    • Nathan M says:

      It would be awesome if the newer Primary arms 1-8×24 ACSS Raptor was submitted. Its built like a tank and I’d be curious to see how it holds up to the torture tests. It’s a clear competitor, in my opinion.

      • Bill77 says:

        A clear competitor with no official use, doesn’t meet trade compliance requirements or 810G specifications. Yeah, a clear competitor.

  2. Pete says:

    I like the ACSS reticle too, but there’s this thing called the Berry Ammendment…