DECEMBER 13, 2012

Leupold® Tactical Optics Delivers Mark 6® 1-6x20mm for Soldier Enhancement Program Evaluation

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Leupold's® Tactical Optics division has delivered 351 Mark 6® 1-6x20mm optics to Ft. Stewart, Ga., as part of the Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP). SEP is designed to identify and evaluate commercial-off-the-shelf products that can bring increased effectiveness to military personnel.

In addition to providing the Mark 6 optics, Leupold sent a team of engineers and support personnel to Ft. Stewart to help develop and administer training programs, facilitate installation and answer on-the-ground technical questions.

"We appreciate having the opportunity for servicemen and women to evaluate our tactical optics firsthand," said Chris Estadt, director of military business development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. "No one knows better the needs of our armed forces in the field than those who have been there and done that. The feedback the Army receives from these evaluations is critical in equipping our armed forces with the best possible equipment in a shortest possible time Mark 6 units are already in service overseas with various U.S. military units. As a commercial-off-the-shelf product, the Mark 6 1-6x20mm is also the top choice among 3-gun and multigun competitors. Built around an ultra-bright daylight visible illumination system, the Mark 6 offers a true "both eyes open" situational awareness at 1x while offering the ability to identify and engage long range targets at high magnification.

Supported by a team of dedicated engineers, the Leupold Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel, and competitive shooters to design and build products that meet their needs. Currently, there are more variable-power long-range Leupold Tactical Optics in service with the U.S. Army than any other brand.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs 650 people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.