After extensive testing of various optical sights, US Special Operations Command has standardized on the HWS as its 1X weapon optic for close quarter, urban combat zones. To meet the stringent requirements set and demanded by our elite fighting forces, L-3 EOTech has developed the SU-231/PEQ (Model 553), modeled after the ever popular, battle proven HWS design. The SU-231/PEQ (Model 553) incorporates many additional features required within the SOPMOD Block 2 program. Standardized as the weapon sight of choice by America’s warrior elite, the US Special Operations Command. Shortest model sight yet! This sight is smaller than the former N-cell battery sight (511/551) and runs on a single 123 battery. It also has a longer battery life than the N-cell style sights. With the new single battery configuration, the XPS allows more rail space than ever, leaving more room for rear iron sights or NV mount. Smaller, lighter and always fast; the XPS series is a great new additon.
■Single transverse 123 battery to reduce sight length
■Shortened base only requires at most 2 3/4 inch of rail space compared to the 4 inch N battery sights
■Battery cap and latch are eliminated and replaced with a simple O-ring, tethered cap; better sealing is achieved
■Battery compartment is now separated from the base to allow it to hover over the delta ring of the rifle
■Average battery life at brightness level 12 is roughly 600 hours, 3X battery life of N cell sights
■Reticle: 65MOA circle with 1 MOA aiming dot
■The XPS3 is Night Vision compatible, for non-Night Vision compatible units see the XPS2 sights.