On December 12, 2019, the Department of Defense announced that USSOCOM officially selected two of Nightforce’s ATACR models to be the primary optics for the new MK22 Advanced Sniper Rifle, a rifle based on the Barrett MRAD. The riflescopes selected for the $50 million contract are the ATACR 5-25x56 F1, designated the P-VPS Standard and the ATACR 7-35x56 F1, designated the P-VPS Long Range.
According to the Nightforce press release, the Horus Vision TREMOR3 was the reticle selected for both P-VPS riflescopes and the scopes will be finished in a tan, hardcoat anodized finish. Additionally, a "purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser finder integration platform" will be included with the riflescopes as part of a complete system that will allow snipers to more effectively engage targets using the MK22 sniper rifle.
Excerpt from DOD Contract Announcement:
Lightforce USA Inc., doing business as Nightforce Optics,* Orofino, Idaho, is awarded a $53,735,930 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for Precision-Variable Power Scopes (P-VPS). This procurement is for the P-VPS Standard and the P-VPS Standard, Long Range. 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. Work will be performed in Orofino, Idaho, and is expected to be complete by December 2024. Fiscal 2020 defense procurement funding in the amount of $2,351,124 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current continuing resolution period. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-20-D-JQ57).
The EuroOptic Team extends our congratulations to our brothers and sisters at Nightforce for this enormous accomplishment. Strong work folks.