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


Our 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 frame.”

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, more long-range Leupold Tactical Optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand.