This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Last summer TFB reported that the Swedish Procurement Office (FMV Sweden) was looking for a new red dot for the Swedish Armed Forces. Already in 2002 Aimpoint signed a contract with FMV and has since then supplied red dots for the Ak4, Ak5 and other service firearms.
Fast forward to 2018, this time they have chosen the new Aimpoint CompM5, but also the Aimpoint MPS3 which is suited for heavier machine guns.
I think most people are already familiar with the Aimpoint CompM5 by now, but the MPS3 may need some explanation. Released already in 2007 the Aimpoint MPS3 (Multi Purpose Sight) is now the third generation of passive electronic reflex collimator sights, suited for medium to heavy support weapons primarily for military applications.
The contract is worth over 20 million SEK, which is about 2,5 million USD.
Below: The Aimpoint CompM5 on a Lantac AR15.
Press Release below:
SWEDISH ARMY PLACES NEWCONTRACT WITH AIMPOINT
MALMÖ, Sweden. – Aimpoint AB, the leading manufacturer and innovator in red dot sighting technology, has been awarded a new contract from the Swedish Procurement Office (FMV) to supply at first stage Aimpoint® CompM5 and Aimpoint® MPS3 red dot sights to the Swedish Army, a contract worth over SEK 20 million. Aimpoint won the tender conducted in open international competition.
“The Aimpoint® red dot sights have been in operational use by the Swedish Army for many years” says Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint, and continues; “We are proud that the Swedish Army has once again chosen Aimpoint® products. This underlines their satisfaction with Aimpoint and our products”
The Aimpoint® CompM5 sights is the newest red dot sight in Aimpoint product portfolio, and is in operation with the US State Department. It is a user-friendly and extremely rugged sight that increases the effectiveness of the individual soldier. The CompM5 sight relies on a single AAA battery to provide a ‘constant on’ of up to 50,000 hours or 5 years.
Currently, more than 1,500,000 Aimpoint® sights are already in use by military forces around the world. The Swedish Army chose the Aimpoint products because of their ability to obtain a fast and accurate target acquisition in any type of light condition, unrivalled ruggedness, ability to function in all types of weather conditions and outstanding long operational life on a single battery.
Aimpoint AB is the originator and leading supplier of Red Dot Sight technology for firearms, headquartered in Malmö, Sweden with all manufacturing done there as well.
All photos by Aimpoint.