Gear and Optics| Optics

Two Nightforce riflescopes have been chosen for USSOCOM Percision-Variable Power Scope (P-VPS). Which is a component of the Miniature Aiming Systems Day Optic (MAS-D) program. SOCOM chose two Nightforce ATACR variant  optics, the ATACR 5-25×56 F1 and 7-35×56 F1 riflescopes. 

The Nightforce ATACR optics where designed for improved target acquisition and detection. The optics also increase the hit probability for engagements out to 1,500 meters and beyond. 

Below is the press release from NightForce regard winning the P-VPS contract. 

Two variants of the Nightforce Optics ATACR product line have been selected by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to fill the Precision – Variable Power Scope component of the Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optic (MAS-D) Program. The MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 5-25×56 F1 and the MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 7-35×56 F1 will be integrated as the Standard and the Long Range solutions for US Special Operations Command’s current and future anticipated Sniper Weapon Systems.

As part of a life cycle replacement program and capabilities enhancement, the Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25 and 7-35 are designed to provide improved target detection and acquisition, as well as hit probability, for engagements out to 1500m and beyond.

“The selection of both ATACR models brings continuity to a community that, until recently, have been using a variety of aging systems, all with slightly varying controls and reticle designs”, said Nightforce’s MIL-GOV-LE Business Development Manager, Tod Litt.

The Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25 and 7-35 offer unparalleled performance in extended range target detection and reliable mechanical adjustment. Both optics feature Nightforce’s exceptional ED glass, 0.1 Mil-Radian adjustment value for both windage and elevation, the Horus Vision TREMOR3 reticle, and a tan, hardcoat anodized finish. Provided as a system for the program, the selected optics also utilize a purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser range finder integration platform. When employed as a complete solution, the SOF Snipers ability to detect, range, and receive a firing solution is greatly accelerated.

The new optics are to augment multiple systems in the SOCOM inventory and will coincide with the release and fielding of the Mk22 Sniper System, based on the proven Barrett MRAD platform.

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