Raytheon develops new ELCAN Specter 1XL close quarters sight

12 October 2018 (Last Updated October 12th, 2018 12:04)

Raytheon has developed the new ELCAN Specter close quarters sight that enables soldiers to identify targets more quickly and make better decisions.

Raytheon develops new ELCAN Specter 1XL close quarters sight
Raytheon’s ELCAN Specter close quarters sight. Credit: PRNewfoto / Raytheon Company.

Raytheon has developed the new ELCAN Specter close quarters sight that enables soldiers to identify targets more quickly and make better decisions.

Equipped with a large window and LED technology, the new reflex rifle sight provides ground troops with a sharper and improved image.

The Raytheon system has been designed specifically for use in close quarters and its new sight uses large high-transmission windows that enable the soldiers to keep both eyes open to support increased situational awareness.

Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies Rifle Sights product manager Dan Pettry said: “Soldiers who use this new sight will immediately see a much clearer and less grainy image. That’s especially important when used with a magnifier.”

Delivered in a lightweight package, the 1XL reflex sight provides the ground troops with a number of reticle options, with the ability to switch from red dot or red dot with circle patterns without compromising on the quality of the image.

“Raytheon ELCAN designed the Specter 1XL sight with ruggedness in mind, based on years of experience building the toughest sights in today’s military market.”

Raytheon ELCAN Engineering vice-president Wolf Glage said: “Raytheon ELCAN designed the Specter 1XL sight with ruggedness in mind, based on years of experience building the toughest sights in today’s military market.”

The ELCAN Specter 1XL close quarters sight is the newest addition to the company’s reflex sights product line and is currently being evaluated and assessed for use by several allied militaries.

Recognised as being the easiest and most accurate small arms targeting systems, the Raytheon ELCAN Specter rifle sights are preferred by the military for their operational simplicity, rugged performance and high-precision optics.

The company recently completed the development of an enhanced capability for cannon artillery with the upgrade of the US Army’s combat-proven Excalibur precision-guided projectile.