This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Aimpoint has announced that they have won a large contract to supply sights to Berlin’s Police at the 2018 Enforce Tac coverage from the Nürnberg Messe. The Swedish company revealed that they will be supplying the Berliner Polizei with 3,800 Aimpoint CompM4 red dot sights. The sights will primarily be mounted on Berlin Police’s HK MP5s.
Here’s Aimpoint’s press release about the new contract in full:
Aimpoint AB, the leading manufacturer and innovator in red dot sighting technology, has been awarded a contract from the Berlin Police to supply nearly 3800 Aimpoint® CompM4 red dot sights. Aimpoint won the contract in an open tender.
“We are proud that the Berlin Police has chosen the Aimpoint® CompM4 in their development program” says Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB and continues; “The CompM4 is a very much appreciated product by the operators for its reliability and ease of use. Therefore, we know that our new customer will be satisfied with its choice”.
The Aimpoint® CompM4s sights have been in operation with many military organisations worldwide for several years. They have become a standard product for NATO countries. It is a user-friendly, soldier-tested and combat proven sight that increases the effectiveness of the individual soldier. The CompM4 sight relies on a single AA battery to provide a ‘constant on’ of up to 80,000 hours or 8 years.
Currently, more than 1,500,000 Aimpoint® sights are already in use by Law Enforcement and Military Forces around the world. The Berlin Police chose the Aimpoint® products because they will increase the speed and shooting precision of their police officers. The sights will be mounted primarily on H&K MP5 carbine. The start of the delivery will take place later this year.
The Aimpoint contract follows Berlin Police’s decision to adopt a new service pistol. A $4 million contract was awarded to Heckler & Koch back in December 2017. Berlin Police will purchase 24,000 HK SFP9 TR pistols to replace the aging SIG Sauer P6 (P225) that was adopted back in the 1970s
For more information and Aimpoint’s press release regarding the Berlin Police contract, visit Aimpoint’s website.