Aimpoint has announced the release of the new DUTY RD sight. According to the company, the DUTY RD offers a bright, crisp 2 MOA dot that is ideal for short to medium range target engagements. The windage and elevation adjustments are flush mounted and waterproof, eliminating the need for protective caps. The turret adjustments provide audible “clicks” to aid in zeroing the optic. The brightness intensity switch is a new digital keypad designed for ease of use even while wearing gloves.
A pressure forged aluminium alloy housing is to provide durability against abuse and temperature changes. The sight is vibration and shock resistant, and submersible up to 25m, Aimpoint states. Powered by a single CR2032 battery, the ACET technology is expected to provide over three years of constant-on use at daylight position seven and even longer on the night vision compatible settings.
The DUTY RDS comes with a one-piece torsion nut mount that attaches to MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails, providing absolute co-witness with standard height iron sights. The optic features flip-up lens covers that allow the user to engage targets with the lens caps closed in an emergency, or to aim into direct sunlight. The sight is fully compatible with all generations of night vision devices.