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Companies Line Up to Vie for New Marine Corps Infantry Optic | Military.com
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Anthony Morales

Companies Line Up to Vie for New Marine Corps Infantry Optic | Military.com

The Marine Corps wants to turn every grunt in the squad into a de facto designated marksman, and the service is getting ready to give them new gear to make that happen. Among the items sought: a new infantry rifle optic with variable power settings, allowing grunts to engage targets at close range and at distances of up to 600 meters.

According to a request for information published in late August, the Marine Corps is seeking what it calls the Squad Common Optic, usable with the M4carbine, M4A1, and M27 infantry automatic rifle.

Among a list of detailed requirements for the optic are an illuminated central aiming point visible in daylight conditions, a minimum field of view of 18 degrees at minimum magnification, and no point of aim shift when adjusting through the magnification range.

Source: Companies Line Up to Vie for New Marine Corps Infantry Optic | Military.com