Blackwater and DI Optical Co. Ltd. in Partnership

Concord, NC

Blackwater Worldwide is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with DI Optical Co. Ltd., a leader in military red dot optics and infrared laser aiming devices.

“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.

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About Blackwater Worldwide

In 2019, Blackwater Worldwide re-entered the commercial firearms and ammunition market in the United States. In its first year of operation, Blackwater has acquired or developed multiple firearms lines and a proprietary ammunition line. Blackwater Worldwide is headquartered in Concord, NC.

About DI Optical

Established in 1985, DI Optical Co. Ltd. has over 37 years of research and development of optical sighting solutions for small arms and machine guns. Our company began manufacturing telescopes for celestial viewing, and quickly transitioned to the military needs of the Republic of South Korea. From start to finish our optics are made under one roof in South Korea. Our ability to design and grind our own glass puts DI Optical in a rare position on the world market. DI Optical has supplied optical solutions to over 20 countries around the globe. DI Optical is the market leader in heavy and light machine gun optics including thermal sighting solutions for 50 B.M.G (12.7x99) weapons systems. DI Optical’s small arms optics using in house designed and manufactured red dot and prism systems are military and police standard all over Asia and the Middle East. As a Certified ISO 9001:2008 company, we pride ourselves on our proven quality control process.

Sales Contact

Jacob Herman

Media Contact

Caleb Clark