New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer on Monday announced their TANGO6T riflescope, already popular with the military, is slated to become the U.S. Army's new Direct View Optic for use on M4A1 carbines. 

The TANGO6T variable powered 1-6x24 DVO is a first focal plane ruggedized riflescope with a flat dark earth anodized aircraft-grade aluminum main tube, with a magnification that allows either relatively close-quarter shots or use against more distant targets. The optic is already in use with the Army on the new 7.62 NATO Squad Designated Marksman Rifle and with SOCOM as the Squad-Variable Powered Scope or S-VPS.

According to Sig, the TANGO6T DVO riflescope as selected by the Army features a DWLR6 reticle capable of providing range estimation and wind holds at extreme distances, an advanced HELLFIRE illumination system for fast target acquisition, a locking illumination dial, PSR Throw Lever, an ALPHA4 ultralight mount, and a laser-marked scope level indicator. (Photo: Sig) 

“After rigorous and stringent testing, where the best of the industry competed, we are proud to confirm the Sig Sauer TANGO6T riflescope has been selected by the U.S. Army as the Direct View Optic,” said Ron Cohen, the company's President, and CEO. "This is a three-peat for the TANGO6T as the riflescope continues to prove it will withstand the rigors of U.S. military testing making it the choice for use with our soldiers.”

The Army already uses the 1-6x24mm Sig optic on the SDMR rifle. The new DVO is intended for use on the M4A1 carbine. (Photo: U.S. Army) 

On the commercial market, the TANGO6T is offered in both first and second-plane variants with a variety of reticles to include the Army's DWLR6.

All TANGO6T optics will be assembled at Sig's flagship Electro-Optics facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, where they were designed. 

Banner Photo: Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division conduct a field-expedient boresight at the Fort Stewart, Ga., sniper range while fielding the U.S. Army’s new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, June 5th, 2020. (U.S. Army)