US SOCOM awards Lightforce USA $54 million contract for P-VPS rifle scopes

The P-VPS includes a micro display with ballistics, range and other data within the optic's view

U.S. Special Operations Command selected Lightforce USA, Inc., to deliver an indefinite quantity of Precision-Variable Power Scopes (P-VPS) on a $53 million five-year contract.

The $53,735,930 procurement covers both the P-VPS Standard (a Mil-Spec version of the company’s ATACR 5-25×56) and the P-VPS Standard, Long Range (Mil-Spec ATACR 7-35×56) according to a Thursday, December 12 Department of Defense release. Both are daytime scopes.

“The P-VPS is a precision direct view optic with continuously variable magnification ranging from 3x to less than or equal to 7x and greater than or equal to 25x continuous zoom for U.S. Special Operations Command,” the release read.

The P-VPS includes a non-caliber specific grid reticle and a micro-data display to “display range findings, ballistics, offsets and other engagement data within the optics field of view,” according to U.S. SOCOM.

The scope is intended to increase hit probability on targets between 50 and 1,500 meters.

Work is expected to be completed in December 2024, and $2,351,124 of fiscal year 2020 procurement funding will be obligated at the time of the award.

Lightforce was selected by SOCOM last year to deliver the Squad-Variable Powered Scope (S-VPS) (Mil-Spec ATACR 1-8x) with an initial $15 million contract.


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