Blackwater and DI Optical Partner Up to Produce Optics By: Luke C.


Blackwater Worldwide the last couple of years has refocused its efforts on the interior of the firearms industry by producing more and more consumer products like ammunition. Now, Blackwater Worldwide has initiated a strategic partnership with DI Optical Co. Ltd (a South Korea-based optical company) which produces both optics and laser aiming devices. The RP-1 Red Dot and TMF-1 Red Dot are now available through the Blackwater online store.

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Blackwater and DI Optical Partner Up to Produce Optics

The RP-1 Red Dot Sight

Blackwater and DI Optical Partner Up to Produce Optics

“We are excited to be expanding into optics with a strategic partnership with DI Optical Co. Ltd. from the Republic of South Korea. We have seen these optics in use overseas for several years with various military and federalized police forces.” said Jacob Herman, Global Sales Director, “Blackwater will be offering our overseas partners the opportunity to use DI Optical in their training and military programs. For the US Civilian and Law Enforcement market there will be some great collaborations with our BW15 rifle line”.

“The South Korean Armed Forces have been the shield against communism for the past 50 years. Their military technology is constantly being tested and updated. Our partnership will bring the very cutting edge of red dot and infrared aiming technology to our US market and foreign partners.” said Brad Gresham CEO Blackwater Worldwide. “Seeing the deluge of Chinese optics on the market we felt the need to bring a non-communist built alternative to our partners”.

“Just as the United States and Korea have maintained a good relationship by helping each other militarily and economically as a strong alliance for the past 70 years, DI Optical has partnered with the famous Blackwater to help the United States with our differentiated technologies and products. We will create business opportunities.

I am looking forward to the future we will create together through a good partnership with Blackwater,” said Mr. Jung, President DI Optical Co. Ltd.

Blackwater and DI Optical Partner Up to Produce Optics

The TMF-1 Red Dot Sight

DI Optical has been around for quite some time – longer than I have been alive, in fact. Since its inception, DI Optical has specialized in small arms and machine gun-mounted optics meaning they’ve had tons of experience in this particular market. In addition to the TMF-1 and RP-1 red dot sights, DI Optical also makes thermal weapon sights for 50 BMG weapon systems. The TMF1 and RP-1 are available through Blackwater for $459.99 and $499.99 respectively. For more information, you can visit

TMF-1 Red Dot Sight

TMF-1 is an extreme duty optic that exceeds MIL-STD 810 standards for waterproofing, shock resistance, and exposure to extreme weather conditions. The 30mm objective lens provides exceptional clarity in low light conditions as well as an extra wide field of view. It is offered with either a MIL-STD 1913 rail mount or optional quick disconnect mount. Easy access waterproof buttons allow the operator to adjust the red dot brightness levels and shift from daytime to night vision mode with the press of a button.

  • 30 mm objective lens with multi-layer anti-reflective scratch resistant coating
  • 23 mm Eye Piece Lens W/ FOV 27 Degree (23.3 m @ 100 m) w/ Lens Cover
  • Rugged one-piece 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum body
  • Water Resistant (Submersible to 1m)
  • AA Battery @ 1
  • Dust Cap Covers for Eyepiece and Objective lenses

RP-1 Red Dot Sight

DI Optics USA Rp-1 Red Dot Reflex Sight with night vision compatibility. Specifically designed for sports shooting, hunting and tactical purposes.

  • Reflex, Collimator System
  • No Magnification
  • Unlimited Eye Relief
  • 35 x 25 mm Prism Size
  • Battery: a CR123A Lithium Battery
  • Battery Life: 8,000 Hours at Mid-Brightness
  • Intensity Options: 11 Daytime 7 Night Vision