The Army’s next generation sniper, the MK-22, will give shooters greater and wider capabilities in the field due to its modular nature. It can be configured in the field to fire three distinct calibers with their own set of strengths and effective ranges. The MK-22 Precision Sniper Rifle is particularly appealing to Airborne snipers who have either had to jump with multiple guns or make do with a single caliber. As with any long-range weapon intended for use by Airborne forces, paramount among concerns was zero retention of the primary optic after landing. The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate mobile weapons boresight collimator was used to ensure the effectiveness of the MK-22 post-jump.
The Crossroads of Special Operations