This is probably the newest BelOMO optic available
in the US and one of the first that I know of that has
been adopted by a foreign army. These PK-A's we see in
the States are from a recent overrun of a Venezuelan
From what I can see these optics are not directly related to the PK-A original but instead seem to be a new type of optic that is different from most everything I've seen. The body is not like the PK-A original which is actually based on the PSO series, and it's not clear why they are designated PK-A at all since they don't have much in common with the original. The Venezuelan PK-A's closest relative may be the PK01-Vi but I'm not completely sure yet, it's definitely different than any of the PK series that I've handled.
Other differences from PK-A original is the use of the BelOMO locking mechanism vs the Universal version of the SVD mount, 3600+ hour battery life and a much brighter maximum intensity setting. PK-A Venezuela has a lower 1/3 cowitness with the iron sights and weighs 21.7 oz.
Currently these optics are in service with the
Venezuelan Army alongside the PO
3.5x21P magnified optic. More details will be
posted as they become available but one thing is clear
to me, PK-A Venezuela is one of the most modern and
well designed combloc style red dots on the
market...far superior to older models that we are more
used to in the US.
The dot is much brighter than the camera shows, this is an easy one to pickup in full sunlight
Lower 1/3 co-witness
On the S12
In Venezuelan Service (From MilitaryPhotos.net)