The commission is for at least 60,000 Red Dot Sights to be supplied over a three year period between 2003 and 2005. The award to Aimpoint AB is a result of vigorous testing and evaluations by the Swedish authorities to define and procure the best suitable aiming sight designated to improve the low light target acquisition and increase further the accuracy of the Swedish soldier under low light conditions.
This contract with FMV is one of the largest single contracts for small arms optical sights in the world.
"Aimpoint has been awarded this contract in open competition in accordance with the Swedish Public Procurement Act. In the evaluation process, Aimpoint has not had any advantage whatsoever from the fact that it is a Swedish company. The contract was awarded to Aimpoint thanks to a very high technical competence within the company, a sharp ear towards FMV's requirements and last but not least thanks to a very well trimmed and cost conscious organisation which allowed for Aimpoint's quotation to be the most beneficial for FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces" says Carl Söderquist, Project Manager at FMV.