Developed from the Knight’s Armament Company SR-25 and manufactured by Knight’s Armament Company, today’s main topic is the M110 Semi Automatic Sniper System (M110 SASS). It was adopted by the U.S. Army in 2005 but is now about to be replaced by the M110A1 CSASS, which is made by Heckler & Koch.
These images are all taken at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, which is located in Amman, Jordan. The center specializes in counter-terrorism, special operations and irregular warfare tactics. You can find the homepage here, it’s well worth a look: http://www.kasotc.com/
These pictures show U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), during a live-fire exercise at their sniper range.
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sights in on an M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during a live-fire sniper range at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command’s largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain and strengthen military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Teutsch)
STONER RIFLE – the inscriptions on this M110 SASS lower receiver.
Here we can see the M40A6 sniper rifle during a live-fire sniper range at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center.
All pictures by U.S. Marine Corps, Sgt. Matthew Teutsch (2019).
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There are more pictures of the new M110A1 here: U.S. Army’s New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle.
Which one would you prefer, the M110 SASS or the M110A1?