Thats right Evis - Iron sights are only used by cadets these days, the SUSAT is much more accurate, and less prone to getting its aiming blade broken off....
We still use the iron sights in Cadets, and they are used in preliminary weapons handling training.
Originally Posted by ***LeGeNDK1LLER***
At one point (this policy may have since changed) only Infantry units had SUSATs issued with their L85s..the rest (Engineers, vehicle crews etc) had to make do with the iron sights.
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There was at one point some reluctance to issue SUSAT sights on some types of training op given that they contain Tritium which is radioactive (the other use of tritium is in making high-yield nuclear weapons) and can be a little dangerous if you smash the sight.