20 Nov 2012 International Sniper Competition
The very best military, LE and government sniper teams from across the globe travel each year to Fort Benning to compete in the annual International Sniper Competition.
This year’s competitors represented the Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Pentagon Defense Police, state and local police departments, and the countries of the United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, England and Ireland. These two-man teams competed in 14 events including a sniper stalk, night engagements, urban shooting, orienteering exercises, firing under stressful conditions and other tests of marksmanship and sniper skills.
The 72-hour event runs virtually non-stop, with only two four-hour rest breaks in the three days of competition. At the end of competition the teams were given an opportunity to exchange Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP), best practices and knowledge base sharing.
During this two day period of knowledge/experience sharing and cool down, teams enjoyed touring a selection of the latest technology and equipment provided by vendors such as the Barrett MRAD and M107A1 with QDL suppressor. Sniper teams were able to test drive these systems during a night and day shoot.