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Raytheon ELCAN Teams with Leonardo Germany to Deliver Main Combat Sights to the Bundeswehr

ELCAN Specter DR dual-role sight will be a vital component of the optronic system for infantry missions

Raytheon ELCAN, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, and LEONARDO Germany, a Leonardo SpA subsidiary, were awarded a contract for 107,929 sights to provide the main combat sight (HKV) for the German Armed Forces. Leonardo Germany is the prime contractor to the BAAINBw and will provide in-country support.

The ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x is a combined reflex and telescopic sight allowing soldiers to see close up or far away with a single sight. The sights chosen by the Bundeswehr will have a bullet-drop compensator, or BDC, etched reticle and a Picatinny/STANAG rail integrated into the housing with an ambidextrous, easy-to-use, throw lever to switch instantly between magnifications. The sights have an integrated laser filter to help keep soldiers safer on the battlefield.

“The Specter DR dual-role sight is Canadian technology and battle-proven with forces across NATO,” said Mike Lewis, rifle sights mission area lead for Raytheon ELCAN. “The variable magnification and durability of the Specter is a great advantage for the German Armed Forces.”

Deliveries started in the third quarter of 2021.


One Response to “Raytheon ELCAN Teams with Leonardo Germany to Deliver Main Combat Sights to the Bundeswehr”

  1. Conrad says:

    I wonder if any work was done to reduce overall weight of the Specter 1-4