Rostec Unveils The First Russian Heavy Machine Gun Reflex Sight

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First Russian Heavy Machine Gun Reflex Sight (1)

Russian state corporation Rostec has announced that they have developed the first Russian heavy machine gun reflex sight. This red dot sight is designed primarily for the .50 caliber Kord HMG that is widely used throughout the Russian armed forces both as a crew-served infantry weapon and mounted to various marine, aerial and ground vehicles. The new sight is developed by TSNII “Tsiklon”, which is a subsidiary of the Ruselectronics Holding that in its turn, is part of Rostec Corporation.

The new Russian reflex sight mounted on a Kord heavy machine gun.

According to Rostec, the dot of this sight can be seen at any angle and from any distance from the lens which I suppose means that it is a parallax free sight with unlimited eye relief. The large lens is advertised to provide a 20-degree field of view. The dot is also adjustable and as mentioned in the Rostec news release, allows for a precision fire at distances of 400, 800 and 1200 meters. I guess the wheel on the right sight of the housing is the distance adjustment knob.

First Russian Heavy Machine Gun Reflex Sight (2)

At the time of writing this article, no other details are known about this HMG red dot sight. I wonder if there is a provision for mounting a magnifier behind the sight. Many of the other heavy machine gun sights such as the Trijicon MGRS or some of the DiOptical DCL series sights, do have such an option. It would also be a good feature if it was possible to swap the side mount with a Picatinny rail mount. That would make the sight compatible with a lot of other weapon systems and make the product more attractive expanding the potential market size.


“Ростех создал первый российский коллиматорный прицел для крупнокалиберных станковых пулеметов”. (2020, May 11). Rostec. Retrieved from:

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  • Uncle Yar Uncle Yar on May 29, 2020

    I know career gunners with Tracer ball mix might going to disagree with me here, but I think it's about time GPMG and HMG gets the dot sight treatment. Finally, no more head lining, adjust, line up again, try shoot and correct. Well it's still a thing with these sights, but it's a lot faster to perform now. And probably more first burst hit.

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    • Bob Bob on May 31, 2020

      @asd back in vietnam, (1968) on top of an APC or the M48's we would just follow the bullets onto the enemy while we were adjusting the point of impact. Seemed to work fine for us.
      I know I got more then a few VC or NVA

  • Bosley Bosley on May 29, 2020

    Once again proving modern day OPFOR aren't even close to being near-pier. :)

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    • Bosley Bosley on Jun 01, 2020

      @That_Texan Awe, poor thing. Do you need a cookie?