Aimpoint awarded contract for Support Weapons Enhanced Sighting Systems (SWESS) to the British Armed Forces
April 13th, 2023 MALMÖ, Sweden –Aimpoint, the leading manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology, has been awarded a seven-year framework contract within the Support Weapons Enhanced Sighting Systems (SWESS) programme for the British Armed Forces, via our exclusive UK distributor Edgar Brothers.
Aimpoint will supply both the FCS13-RE Fire Control System with the TH-60 thermal clip-on for SWESS-Heavy Mature Project and the CompM4 sight combined with ballistic adjustable mounts and 3X Magnifiers for SWESS-Light Battlesight Project.
The FCS13-RE is a direct view, Dynamic Universal Reflex Sight, which utilises an integrated laser range finder and ballistic computer to give the Operator an aiming point corrected for range, type of munition, terrain angle, and environmental conditions. In addition to the 84mm Carl Gustaf, the system can be utilised on other crew-served weapons including 40mm high velocity grenade launchers, and 12.7mm (.50 caliber) heavy machine guns. The FCS13-RE provides a very high probability of first-shot hit on both stationary and moving targets at extended ranges and utilises a very intuitive User control interface. The system can be enhanced with modular magnification and thermal imaging components and is compatible with all generations of military night vision equipment.
The CompM4, in combination with SPUHR Ballistic Adjustable Mount (BAM) and 3X Mag-1, is a combat proven sighting solution for 5.56mm and 7.62mm lightweight and medium machine guns. The configuration allows for mechanical bullet drop compensation at various distances and combines the benefits of a rugged red dot sight with magnification for engagements at longer distances.
The selection of the Aimpoint sighting solutions followed extensive tests and evaluations conducted by the UK MOD. All optics will be supplied through Aimpoints exclusive UK distributor, Edgar Brothers, to the British Armed Forces.
“We at Aimpoint are extremely proud to be awarded these contracts by the UK MOD”. -Erik Jeppsson, Marketing Director Aimpoint
“The addition of these systems to the British troops will greatly increase their lethality on the battlefield and the ability to place first round hits with any heavy support weapon will be a game changer”, -Magnus Andersson, Director FCS Aimpoint.
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