MoD issues tender to buy 29k Night Sights for assault rifles

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Tuesday issued a tender to procure 29,762 ‘night sights‘ for the Indian Army‘s 7.62×51 mm assault rifles. ‘Night sight‘ is an optical instrument that glows in low light so that the solider can aim better.

The tender said: “The MoD intends to procure quantity 29,762 Night Sight (II) for 7.62 x 51 mm assault rifles along with accessories for each assault rifle [lens cover, eye guard, cleaning kit, battery pack charger and quantity three sets of batteries (each set of batteries corresponds to number of batteries required to operate the night sight)].”

As per the tender, 50 percent of the content in the night sight will have to be Indian.

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