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By Drew Bryant
September 12th, 2023,

Last week, the UK Ministry of Defence announced Knights Armament KS-1 as the winner of the Alternative Individual Weapon System, also known as Project Hunter. The new designation for the KS-1 will be the L403A1. The Alternative Individual Weapon System features three significant elements:(1) the KAC KS-1, (2) the optic system L900A1, and (3) a training system. The Aimpoint will be outfitting the new L403A1 with the ACRO P-2 closed emitter as a part of the optic system for the service rifle.

Below is the press release from Aimpoint on being the red dot supplier for the L403A1.

Press Release

Aimpoint – supplier of red dot sights to the Alternative Individual Weapon System to UK MOD

MALMÖ, Sweden, September 7th, 2023 – Aimpoint, the leading manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology, has been chosen to deliver mini red dot sights to the Alternative Individual Weapon System, designated L403A1 to UK MOD, via our exclusive UK distributor Edgar Brothers.

The AIW will consist of three elements, including the rifle system L403A1, the optic system L900A1, and the training system. As part of the optic system, Aimpoint will supply the ACRO® P-2 red dot sight.

Built to exceed the users’ requirements, the ACRO series sights have been tested and proven to withstand the extreme shock, vibration, temperatures, and material stresses generated by firing over 20,000 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition. Primarily designed for use on handguns, the ACRO next generation can also be mounted on carbines, shotguns, and hunting rifles or utilized as a backup sight on magnified scopes and thermal imagers. These versatile optics are night vision compatible and are the ultimate solution for extremely rugged, low-profile, compact sighting needs.

“We at Aimpoint are extremely proud to be part of this Hunter project that pushes the limits of innovation for the modern personal weapon system. We trust our distributor Edgar Brother to bring the system into service alongside DE&S in a very professional way, and that our product will contribute to the success of the AIW by enhancing soldiers’ capabilities to effectively perform their mission. “ – Erik Jeppsson, Sales & Marketing Director Aimpoint

As the Prime Contractor and UK distributor, Edgar Brothers will supply the equipment to UK MOD.

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