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SIG SAUER TANGO6T Riflescope Selected by U.S. Department of Defense for Direct View Optic (DVO)

NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 9, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the TANGO6T has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for the Direct View Optic (DVO) in response to a solicitation to enhance squad performance with a variable powered riflescope.  Unlike older generation non-magnified or fixed-magnification optics, the TANGO6T is a 1-6X variable-magnification riflescope that enables the soldier to engage both close quarter targets and targets at extended ranges.

This award from the U.S. DoD is the third award for the SIG SAUER TANGO6T; previously selections for the TANGO6T include the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) and the USSOCOM Squad-Variable Powered Scope (S-VPS).  The TANGO6T riflescope is currently in use with the U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman and U.S. Military Special Forces.      

“After rigorous and stringent testing, where the best of the industry competed, we are proud to confirm the SIG SAUER TANGO6T riflescope has been selected by the U.S. Army as the Direct View Optic,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “This is a three-peat for the TANGO6T as the riflescope continues to prove it will withstand the rigors of U.S. military testing making it the choice for use with our soldiers.  The further proliferation of the riflescope into the U.S. Military’s M4A1 operating system is an exciting achievement for SIG SAUER Electro-Optics and further proof that the TANGO6T is the direction of the future.”

The TANGO6T 1-6×24 DVO riflescope will be used on M4A1 carbines and is a first focal plane ruggedized riflescope with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) anodized aircraft grade aluminum main tube.  The riflescope features the DWLR6 reticle capable of providing range estimation and wind holds at extreme distances, the advanced HELLFIRE illumination system for fast target acquisition, a locking illumination dial, Power Selector Ring (PSR) Throw Lever, the ALPHA4 ultralight mount, and a laser-marked scope level indicator for intuitive installation.

“The TANGO6T riflescope platform has been ruggedized and battle-hardened over the course of both the SDMR and S-VPS programs,” added Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.  “We are proud to assemble the TANGO6T here in the USA to support our warfighters with a variable powered riflescope that was developed to match the engagement requirements of today’s battlefield.”

The SIG SAUER TANGO6T 1-6x24MM riflescope is available commercially at local retailers and at sigsauer.com, in first and second plane, and varying reticles including 5.56/7.62 Horseshoe Dot, HELLFIRE MOA Milling, HELLFIRE FL-6 and the new DWLR6.   

“This award solidifies the TANGO6T as the premier riflescope of the U.S. military as it continues to exceed the highest standards for ruggedization, range, and accuracy throughout testing protocols, and in the field with our soldiers.  We are honored to partner with the U.S. Department of Defense as they continue to modernize their weapons systems and look forward to the continued proliferation of the TANGO6T amongst our fighting forces,” concluded Cohen.

All SIG SAUER TANGO6 riflescopes are designed and assembled in the USA at the state-of-the-art, ISO-certified, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.

9 Responses to “SIG SAUER TANGO6T Riflescope Selected by U.S. Department of Defense for Direct View Optic (DVO)”

  1. Ray Forest says:

    I’ve been seeing this scope labeled as the winner over and over yet I haven’t seen it showing up anywhere in photos? Within Special Operations the Vortex continues to be the most prolific optic in photographs. Where is this optic actually fielded so far?

    • SSD says:

      This optic? Which version? There are now three winners.

      The SDMR variant has been fielded and continues to roll out with each new unit equipped of SDMR

      The S-VPS variant was delayed due to a contract protest. It’s undergoing testing with the new FL-6 reticle.

      DVO was awarded just a month ago and the kickoff meeting is this week.

      • Ed says:

        Eric, I think Ray was saying he hasn’t seen it in use in photos from our fine soldiers in official PA articles or in social media. 🙂

        • SSD says:

          And I answered why. The Army only bought about 6000 SDMRs and just started fielding them. The other two contracts aren’t even in fielding yet.

  2. Ed says:

    This article is eerily silent.

  3. Jeb says:

    NF ATACR 1-8 FDE has been seen in use but nope, haven’t seen a Sig deployed yet .

  4. Ed says:

    Don’t get me wrong, if I were a grunt or newbie operator I think a 1-6x is great! However; Vortex has a long history now w/ Socom/JSOC, and that’s where my $$ is. I know Leupold’s are expensive but their 1-6 and 1-8 were tits back when they debuted. Just my $1.05! 🙂

  5. Brian R says:

    Sig is getting a suspicious (IMO) amount of contract wins lately…

    • SSD says:

      SIG is unique in that they manufacture firearms, ammunition and optics, giving more opportunities than other companies to win. What’s more, they have an entire defense team that is focused solely on capturing government contracts. Finally, they give the government what they ask for, at a good price.
      So, it’s not surprising.