Vortex wins NGSW optics contract

Michael R Crites

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Vortex wins army contract

Speaking of the Army’s planned Next Generation Weapons platform, Vortex somehow beat out L3/Leupold for the NGSW “fire control” award, which is basically a high-speed term for the optic the guns will use. Of course, they have lots of onboard extras besides the glass including a “laser rangefinder, ballistic calculator, atmospheric sensor suite, compass, Intra-Soldier Wireless, visible and infrared aiming lasers, and a digital display overlay.”

The big takeaway is that the contract is up to $2.7 billion (with a “B”) for 250,000 scopes.

This sparked a lot of wry commentary on the webs and forums about Vortex’s typical low-end optics being made in China because snarkers gonna snark.

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