WIXOM, Mich., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Trijicon, Inc. today announced that effective yesterday, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, the company has offered to voluntarily stop putting references to scripture on all products manufactured for the U.S. military -- and will provide, free of charge, 100 modification kits to the Pentagon to enable the removal of the references that are already on products that are currently deployed.
In response to concerns raised by the Department of Defense, Trijicon, Inc. initiated this action to ensure the war-time production needs of the troops are met as quickly as possible.
Specifically, Trijicon will:
- Remove the inscription reference on all U.S. military products that are in the company's factory that have already been produced, but have yet to be shipped.
- Provide 100 modification kits to forces in the field to remove the reference on the already forward deployed optical sights.
- Ensure all future procurements from the Department of Defense are produced without scripture references.
- Offer foreign military forces that have purchased Trijicon products the same remedies for removing the scripture reference and the elimination of these references on future products.
Stephen Bindon, Trijicon President and CEO:
"Trijicon has proudly served the U.S. military for more than two decades, and our decision to offer to voluntarily remove these references is both prudent and appropriate. We want to thank the Department of Defense for the opportunity to work with them and will move as quickly as possible to provide the modification kits for deployment overseas. We are honored that our products were selected by the United States military based on their superior effectiveness and overall value. Trijicon's more than 250 American workers are proud and humbled to provide critical hardware for our nation's brave service men and women and we look forward to working with the Department of Defense to ensure our immediate solutions are in compliance with the military's standards requirements."
Trijicon, Inc. has led the industry in the development of superior any-light aiming systems since the company's founding in 1981. Incorporating more than two decades of innovation, Trijicon's riflescopes and sights are the most advanced aiming systems available today. For more information on the company's proven self-luminous aiming systems for tactical and sporting applications visit www.trijicon.com.
SOURCE Trijicon, Inc.