Specifically, the Government’s allegations concentrate on the performance of the Holographic Weapon Sights at temperature extremes as well as in high moisture environments. The Government also claims that EOTEch failed to disclose testing that demonstrated the inaccuracy issues in those environments. In addition to naming L-3 and EOTech as defendants in the Government’s suit, they also named EOTech’s president, Paul Mangano which isn’t very common. They are seeking unspecified triple damages plus civil penalties of as much as $11,000 for each fraudulent claim.
What remains, is for L-3 to answer to domestic consumers, state and local governments as well as international customers.
Damn, that is gonna leave a lot of butt hurt across the nation and in the interwebs.
Since at least 2004, EOTech has been paid tens of millions of dollars primarily through its contracts with DoD to supply combat optical sights for use in close quarter urban combat as well as longer range target acquisition. EOTech represented to DoD that its sights performed in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and in humid conditions. EOTech also represented that it tested its sights in accordance with military standards to ensure that they met the advertised specifications. Those environmental performance Case 1:15-cv-09262 Document 1 Filed 11/24/15 Page 2 of 40 3 representations were important to the United States because U.S. troops used EOTech’s combat optical sights in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in the jungle, mountains, desert, and other extreme environmental conditions around the world.
Good news: If you live where it is not too cold or too humid, you are bound to get your guns all Red Dotted soon enough and for cheap.
Hat Tip to Randy C.