USSOCOM chooses Horus Reticle for Ranging – Variable Power Scope (R-VPS)

Horus Vision is proud to announce that the Horus TREMOR3™ Reticle has been selected to fill the Ranging – Variable Power Scope (R-VPS) component of the Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optic (MAS-D) Program for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).


Installed into the Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 4-20×50 F1, the TREMOR3 will be integrated as the Mid-Range and the Designated Marksman solutions for USSOCOM’s current and future anticipated Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. 

The R-VPS will round out a complete family of Variable Power Scopes containing Horus Reticles, all awarded to Nightforce Optics, within the MAS-D Program. As part of a life cycle replacement program and capabilities enhancement, the Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 4-20 with Horus TREMOR3 reticle, is optimized to provide improved target detection and identification, as well as hit probability, for engagements out to 1,200m.


“Through innovation, Horus Vision has continued to be the chosen reticle of America’s most elite soldiers. The continued use of Horus reticles will serve USSOCOM personnel with consistency across other platforms that already feature Horus reticles. We will continue to develop technologies to increase the capabilities of both long and short range optics and look forward to continuing to support USSOCOM.” said Horus Vision’s Program Director, Nate Gallery. 


The Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 4-20 offers excellent performance in intermediate range target detection as well as reliable mechanical adjustment. The optic feature Nightforce’s exceptional glass, 0.1 Mil-Radian adjustment value for both windage and elevation, and a tan, hardcoat anodized finish. Like the previous VPS Program solutions the R-VPS is provided as a system, utilizing a purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser range finder integration platform. When employed as a complete solution, the SOF end-user’s ability to detect, range, and receive a firing solution correlates well with the semi-automatic weapon capability it is intended to enhance. The new optics are to augment multiple systems in the SOCOM inventory and are intended to support the MRGG (Mid-Range Gas Gun) once it is fielded.  This scope joins the ATACR™ Nightforce 1-8×24, ATACR™ Nightforce 5-25×56, and the ATACR™ Nightforce 7-35×56 all of which feature Horus Reticles for USSOCOM. 


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