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POTD: Snipers Training On Simulated Enemy Boats

The world is hungry for visual storytelling, and TFB’s Photo Of The Day does its best to keep the feed live. Above you see a U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, as he aims at simulated enemy boats during a simulated strait transit part of Composite Training Unit Exercise (C2X), Atlantic Ocean, May 21, 2023.

The strait transit simulated the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) coming into contact with, receiving and returning enemy fire from small boats while in formation. C2X is the last at-sea-period of the Pre-deployment Training Program for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group.

Snipers Training On Simulated Enemy Boats

The M110 SASS Semi-Automatic Sniper System in action.

A U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and U.S. Navy Sailors with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, sight in on a simulated enemy boat. I would suppose that a heavy machine gun is a lot more efficient on moving targets like this than a sniper rifle regardless of caliber.

Source: U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Lance Cpl. Rafael Brambila-Pelayo

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