AimPoint has announced the upcoming release of the Micro T-2. The Micro T-2 will be produced alongside the existing T-1 and will be compatible with all T-1 bases and mounts.
The T-2 was developed in response to feedback on the T-1. Notable changes include: “a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.”
The first shipment is currently expected in September 2014. No word yet on pricing or red-dot specs, but I would hazard to guess that they will mirror existing T-1 offerings.
My take: The T-1 is going to get a price break and become the “entry-level” micro dot sight (like the PRO for the full-size optics). The T-2 will be at or around the current T-1′s pricing structure.
Full Press Release below:
New sight offers additional features and enhanced performance
Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company’s professional product line. The Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in September, 2014, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product.
Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Product reviews with professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and
increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.
The most important development in this new sight however, is enhanced optical performance. A newly designed front lens, incorporating an important breakthrough in reflective lens coatings, provides a noticeable increase in the clarity and performance properties of the Micro T-2. This ensures that no matter what angle or conditions the shot presents, the user is able to get on target quickly and accurately.
“Instead of merely making improvements to an existing product, we started with a completely new design” said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. “As a result, the Micro T-2 takes the level of performance available from a compact sight to an entirely new level. It also provides features and performance formerly available only in much larger optics.”
The Micro T-2 can be mounted on nearly any individual weapon platform, and can be used with all existing mounts that fit the Micro T-1. This sight is compatible with all generations of night vision devices. The Micro T2 is ideal for use with Aimpoints wide range of accessories including the 3X Magnifier, and Concealed Engagement Unit (CEU). The Micro T-2 can operate for up to five years of constant-on use, using just one CR-2032 battery, and is waterproof to 25 meters.