Photo Of The Day: Today’s pictures are from Hochfilzen, Austria, and as you can see it was quite a steep walk for the snipers as well as the photographer. Above you see Belgian Special Forces sniper teams as they engage long-range targets, from an elevated shooting range as part of the High Angle Sniper Course. Below are an Italian Special Forces Sniper and International Special Training Center Sniper instructor as they climb to the shooting range.
They also made a short video from the event, where you can see the rifles in action. The .50 BMG has quite some kick in the Barrett M107A1.
Below: An Italian Special Forces Sniper reloads his rifle after hitting a target.
The high angle sniper course lasts two weeks and is designed to teach and train sniper teams the necessary skills to operate in mountainous terrain.
Below: Leading the class up the trail.
Below: Italian Special Forces Sniper team engage targets at the High Angle Sniper Course, in Hochfilzen training area, Austria, September 30th, 2020.
Below: Dutch Special Forces Sniper takes aim with a mountain in the background.
Below: Italian Special Forces Sniper loading the magazine.
Dutch Special Forces Sniper
All pictures by the U.S. Army, photo by Sgt. Patrik Orcutt.