The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training.

This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the dawn of the 21st century, documenting where, when and how snipers have been deployed; their rifles, optics and their ancillary equipment such as laser range finders; their training and tactics and accounts of real-life operations involving sniper teams.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have reaffirmed the importance of snipers in both conventional and unconventional warfare, and this study covers these developments in depth, as well as looking at the role of the sniper in police and counterterrorism environments.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: The Modern History of Sniping
Chapter 2: The Modern Sniper
Chapter 3: Sniping in Afghanistan
Chapter 4: Sniping in Iraq
Chapter 5: Snipers of the Insurgency
Chapter 6: Police and Counterterrorism Sniping
Chapter 7: Modern Sniper Rifles

Appendix 1: An Interview with a Special Operations Sniper
Appendix 2: References

Product details

Published Aug 25 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 320
ISBN 9781472815354
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Leigh Neville

Leigh Neville is an Australian national who has wr…


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