fbpx

The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SOCOM wants 6.5mm sniper weapon for longer-range kills | Military.com

Must Read

Canadian special forces supported major Iraqi military assault on ISIL last month | Winnipeg Press

Last month Canadian special forces came together with Iraqi and US SF in the battle against the Islamic State...

The U.S. Army’s elite force: How to become a Green Beret | National Interest

How do you become a Green Beret? First, you can qualify for assignment to the Green Berets straight from...

A US Air Force war game shows what the service needs to hold off — or win against — China in 2030 | Air...

The U.S. Air Force successfully repelled a Chinese invasion of Taiwan during a massive war game last fall with...

If everything goes well it seems like SOCOM might receive a new sniper weapon in 2023. “The Next Gen Squad Weapons are not sniper weapons, and the 6.5mm Creedmoor really fits that sniper support role,” Babbitt said recently at the National Defense Industrial Association’s vSOFIC 2020 industry conference. “We are replacing our 7.62x51mm sniper support weapons, which have a maximum effective range of 700 to 800 meters, with 6.5mm Creedmoor sniper support weapons that will give us a maximum effective range of around 1,200 meters.” The 75th Ranger Regiment is one of the units slated to receive the new weapon, and the Marine Corps is also looking to switch things up in their sniper sector.

Source: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/18/socom-wants-65mm-sniper-weapon-longer-range-kills.html

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Canadian special forces supported major Iraqi military assault on ISIL last month | Winnipeg Press

Last month Canadian special forces came together with Iraqi and US SF in the battle against the Islamic State...

- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -