POTD: Russian Special Forces with 9K111 Fagot

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Photo Of The Day and we go to a snow-covered Russia to look for an operator of the 9K111 Fagot wire-guided anti-tank missile system as well as snipers. The 9K111 can be used either from ground or vehicle mounts. The units are from the special forces of the air defense in the Pskov region.

Below you can see a pair of Russian snipers. Note how much snow is thrown around from the muzzle blast.

From the caption, machine-translated from Russian:

Snipers worked out the tactics of modern combat. In the Khabarovsk Territory at the Bikinsky training ground, snipers of a motorized rifle formation of the Eastern Military District worked out tactics for conducting modern combat in a difficult terrain.

Sniper couples also worked out the tasks of organizing firing positions and camouflage, taking into account the terrain and climatic conditions. Shooting was carried out from SVD sniper rifles at distances from 300 to 800 meters.

In addition, sniper pairs destroyed the enemy’s unmanned aerial vehicles and completed firing with the removal of the aiming point and a decreasing lesion area.

Fire missions were carried out at distances from 150 to 800 meters.

Here we can see Special Forces of the Central Military District near Novosibirsk.

The landing was carried out from Mi-8AMTSh transport and combat helicopters from heights from 600 to 1500 meters using the D-10 and Arbalet-2 parachute systems.

In total, more than 200 military personnel were involved in tactical and special exercises; more than 20 units of military and special equipment were involved.


Classes with snipers shooting and aiming in cross-wind conditions and low temperatures

At the end of the training, the personnel conducted fire training with live firing from the latest SVDM sniper rifles and large-caliber ASVK-M Kord-M at distances from 1.2 to 2 thousand meters.

Snipers of the 150th motorized infantry division of the Southern Military District as part of a tactical special exercise worked out the techniques of counter-sniper fighting

Photo Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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