4x32 BROWE Combat Optic (BCO)
he 4x32 BROWE Combat Optic (BCO) is a purpose designed and built optic ideally suited for tactical scenarios and well suited for Military, Law Enforcement, and Personal Protection. Its state-of-the-art precision machined military-grade aluminum forged 7075-T6 Aircraft Aluminum-alloy housings makes the optic compact and light weight, enhancing its ability to survive the rigors of field abuse under the most severe environmental conditions.
After years of interaction with the Military and Law Enforcement communities it became clear there was an opportunity to develop a product that was specific to their unique requirements,” said Brian Browe, president of BROWE, Inc. “The BROWE Combat Optic is the result of years of continuous research, development and improvement. It has numerous tactical advantages over the outdated design and technology of the optics currently in use which gives users a significant edge.”
The BCO combines next-in-class features such as high-quality optical glass, high precision machining, and rugged military design. All lenses are precision ground of the finest quality optical glass available and are broad band anti-reflective coated, possessing excellent light gathering capabilities even under low light conditions. The BCO’s multiple mounting areas are integrated into the housing design, which allows for easy addition of add on accessories such as lens covers, dust covers and laser filters. As a result of the flat objective face, accessories mount positively to the optic via internal threads rather than with large clumsy rubber bands as used on other currently fielded products.
The BCO’s list of evolutionary technology includes such features as:
- Target Light Sensor Technology – Measures the target light and automatically adjusts the reticle illumination to proper brightness. The BCO has a cadmium-sulfide photocell located in the optical path providing great sensitivity and accuracy of the target light that is being transmitted through the optic, not ambient lighting. When in a stationary position an operator may be faced with a multitude of target light conditions even through the ambient light stays consistent. Also, while on the move, tactical light environment is very liquid and constantly changing. When nanoseconds count there is no time to make manual adjustments or search for a poorly illuminated reticle. The Target Light Sensor Technology simplifies the operation and allows the operator to focus on the job at hand.
- Single Intuitive Control (SIC) – Gives the user a simple button control designed to simulate muscle memory and expedite manual operation.
- BCO Microcontroller – The brain of the BCO and unique to the industry, this microcontroller is capable of being re-flashed with alternative programs via a sealed utility port. This port can be used to flash new updated operating firmware or to customize the existing program. It can also be used to import or export power for accessories or plug in a remote pressure pad switch for manual operation of the SIC button at remote areas of the weapon.
The BCO enhances the speed at which an operative can acquire a site picture and successfully engage a target, making the difference in operational success.