The reinvigoration of Navy Sport has seen the development of a dedicated central funding line which supports sport from grassroots up to representative level. In addition it is complemented by the RAN Central Canteen Funds. All recognised Navy sports have benefited from the financial support, including the Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association (NNSBA). The NNSBA team were successful in their funding request for four ECOAims laser biathlon rifles, that allow training year-round.
Below: Chief Petty Officer Jean Pyke shooting from the standing supported position with the latest biathlon laser rifle during Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association (NNSBA) training at HMAS Harman.
Below: The new Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Associations (NNSBA) ECOAims laser biathlon rifle.
For more interesting Biathlon rifles check here: The Unicorn HK200 Biathlon Rifle, Anschütz Bionic: 3D printed Biathlon Rifle and The Rimfire Report: Rimfire Rifles and the Olympic Biathlon.
I’m left with one question: How does the laser work if it starts to snow during an Olympic Biathlon?
Photo & Caption source: Australian Government – Department of Defence