The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced the selection of the SIG Sauer Electro-Optics TANGO6T 1-6x24 Second Focal Plane (SFP) Riflescope and ALPHA4 Ultralight Mount for use by Special Operations Forces (SOF).
The award is a U$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, OR/USA.
The TANGO6T 1-6x24 riflescope is a second focal plane, ruggedised riflescope with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) anodised aircraft grade aluminium 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 fibre 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 ruggedised MIL-SPEC810-G mechanical systems and HDX high definition optical design with advanced electronic technologies,” Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics, explained. “We are firmly committed to supporting the DoD with this riflescope to provide greater adaptability, increased lethality, and enhanced target acquisition for our SOF.”
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 aluminium for added strength and weight reduction, and hardcoat anodised to provide additional environmental protection.
“We are honoured to receive an additional award for our TANGO6T series of riflescopes for use with our elite forces, and be recognised 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 recognised for quality and durability through this award.”