Soldier Systems Daily is reporting the that Trijicon has been awarded the $64 Million Dollar contract for the Squad Common Optic (SCO).
The United States Marine Corps is staying with the Wixom, MI based optic company, who they’ve purchased their fleet wide ACOG RCOs and SDOs, going forward.
The SCO is likely a tailored variant of the incredibly tough VCOG and is the first large force adoption of a Low Power Variable Optic. The selection makes sense when looking at the mounting requirements to keep the optic level and allow it to quick mount.
This is a big win for Trijicon as the USMC was the most visible user of the aging ACOG and they will be buying thousands of new scopes from the well regarded manufacturer.
I’m looking forward to seeing the USMC SCO be released and the SKU become available, I’ll likely get one for my M16 just to keep it (mostly) Corps compliant.