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SIG TANGO6 Optic Selected by US Army for Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

Solider Systems Daily announced the US Army selected SIG Sauer's TANGO6 1-6x optic for the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle. The main difference between the SIG optic chosen and its commercially available brother is the reticle. The Army will use a reticle featuring a BDC that is spec'd to M80A1 ammunition.

In the announcement, Soldier Systems Daily said:

Earlier this year, the Army conducted a Limited User Evaluation of the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle. Based on the M110A1 Compact Semi Automatic Sniper System program, SDMR consists of a 7.62 NATO G28 rifle built by Heckler & Koch, equipped with an OSS Suppressor and Harris Bipod. The missing piece was the optic.

The Army’s Program Manager for Soldier Weapons invited industry, through the Tailored Logistics Support program, to submit 1-6x variable optics for the evaluation. They selected the SIG Optics TANGO6 1-6x Optic. It is a front focal optic and may recall that we previously covered this scope during Enforce Tac. Please note that this is not the mount which will be used on SDMR.

This optic was chosen specifically for the SDMR and as of now, the Directed Requirement is 6,069 systems. Funding is set for FY19.

Sig T6 SSD

Photo courtesy of Soldier Systems Daily


In the feature photo, Daniel Horner, of the Army Marksmanship Unit, used the SIG Tango6 1-6x to win his tenth USPSA Multigun Nationals title (photo courtesy of Soldier Systems Daily).

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