Raytheon ELCAN, a Raytheon Applied sciences subsidiary, and LEONARDO Germany, a Leonardo SpA subsidiary, have been awarded a contract for 107,929 sights to supply the principle fight sight (HKV) for the German Armed Forces. Leonardo Germany is the prime contractor to the Federal Workplace of Bundeswehr Tools, Data Know-how and In-Service Help (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr; BAAINBw) and can present in-country help. Deliveries began within the third quarter of 2021.

The ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x is a mixed reflex and telescopic sight permitting troopers to see shut up or far-off with a single sight. The sights chosen by the Bundeswehr could have a bullet-drop compensator, or BDC, etched reticle and a Picatinny/STANAG rail built-in into the housing with an ambidextrous, easy-to-use, throw lever to change immediately between magnifications. The sights have an built-in laser filter to assist preserve troopers safer on the battlefield.


The ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x sight chosen by the Bundeswehr as the principle fight sight (HKV) for the German Armed Forces.

“The Specter DR dual-role sight is Canadian know-how and battle-proven with forces throughout NATO,” mentioned Mike Lewis, rifle sights mission space lead for Raytheon ELCAN. “The variable magnification and sturdiness of the Specter is a good benefit for the German Armed Forces.”

Raytheon ELCAN Specter rifle sights are acknowledged by army marksmen as being the best, most correct small arms concentrating on techniques and are most well-liked for his or her operational simplicity, rugged efficiency and excessive precision optics. Raytheon ELCAN, a thought and know-how chief within the international optics business, focuses on technologically subtle and superior-quality optical options that meet strict army and industrial specs. Raytheon ELCAN provides superior design and engineering capabilities, proprietary manufacturing applied sciences and absolutely built-in manufacturing to supply customized, turn-key options.