new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
British Army Sniper with L115A3 Rifle Deploys on a Mission in Afghanistan | by Defence Images
Back to photostream

British Army Sniper with L115A3 Rifle Deploys on a Mission in Afghanistan

Pictured is a British soldier with his sniper rifle on board a Merlin helicopter on route to Camp Shawquat, Nad-e Ali.

 

British snipers fulfil a vital and enduring role on the battlefield, in terms of intelligence-gathering, target identification and eliminating high-value targets.

 

The L115A3 rifle, part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP), is a large-calibre weapon which provides state-of-the-art telescopic day and night all-weather sights, increasing a sniper's effective range considerably.

  

Photographer: Sgt Martin Downs RAF

Image 45153555.jpg from www.defenceimages.mod.uk

 

For latest news visit: www.mod.uk

Follow us:

www.facebook.com/defenceimages

www.twitter.com/defenceimages

14,643 views
51 faves
4 comments
Taken on December 13, 2010