Over the centuries, the use of snipers in combat has evolved from a peripheral practice to a widespread feature of modern warfare. Rifle and optical technology have undergone huge advancements that have helped marksmen emerge as integral parts of offensive and defensive strategies.
Today, snipers continue to impact combat in ways that far eclipse the sum of casualties caused. A powerful tool in stifling enemy morale, snipers are best described as specialists in precision shooting and as resilient, highly skilled masters of stealth.
Brussels-based FINABEL is the European Army Interoperability Centre
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