The International Sniper Competition, scheduled for April 14-17 brings together two-person sniper teams representing the U.S. military, international militaries, and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
The competition tests competitors on their sniper skills, including marksmanship; observation; the ability to scout an area and give a useful report about what's observed; and skill at moving with stealth and concealment. Teams may have to demonstrate their ability to spot objects as small as a pen inside a treeline from distances of up to 400 meters away.
Sniper teams will be tested on their ability to engage targets out to 1,500 meters while demonstrating range estimation, advanced camouflage and movement techniques, as well as other field craft skills.
To perform reconnaissance.
The tactical skill to operate stealthily and the methods used to do so.
Good field craft is especially important for the effectiveness and survival of snipers.