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Army one step closer to next generation weapon sight

A leap-ahead weapons sight under development by Army engineers is one step closer to fielding after having passed critical airdrop tests recently performed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division conducted static line jumps with the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual program devices on their carbines, machine guns and sniper rifles. The jumps helped soldiers give feedback on the size, weight and configuration of the new items.

Technicians then tested the sites to ensure they held their zero post-jump.

“American paratroopers are infamous for attacking when and where least expected and always at night,” said Mike Tracy, branch chief of the Personnel Special Operations Test Branch.

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