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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Outgunned: Is US losing the sniper war? | Asia Times

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China and Russia are swiftly adapting to train skilled snipers and upgrade their equipment while the Pentagon finds itself outmatch and far behind as reported by Jared Keller of Task & Purpose. The first challenge is a matter of advances in equipment since the Russian military has developed several rifles including the Chukavin sniper rifle and Orsis T-5000 Tochnost rifle. The Army and Marine Corps are looking at changing to the MRAD bolt-action sniper rifle from Barrett Firearms under its Precision Sniper Rifle Program, but the federal acquisition system is holding them back on fielding new weaponry. Another challenge is that the Army is not requiring sniping as a primary military occupational specialty and the only way to maintain the U.S. sniper dominance is through expanding the skills, knowledge, and technologies on this weapon.

Source: https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/outgunned-is-us-losing-the-sniper-war/

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