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A U.S. Marine assigned to the Scout Sniper School, Weapons Training Battalion, looks through the scope of his rifle during a final exercise aboard Quantico, Va., Jan. 19, 2017.

These Marine snipers disappeared right in front of us, vanishing into a field as top sharpshooters hunted for them

About a dozen US Marines disappeared into the field. Check out these pictures of how they vanished into a grassy field.
The current ghillie suit, known as the Flame Resistant Ghillie System, is shown here. A new suit, called the Improved Ghillie System, or IGS, is under development.

US Army sharpshooters reveal how they hunt enemy snipers in a deadly ‘game of cat and mouse’

One of the greatest dangers US troops face is defeating an enemy sniper. These drawn out battles can take days or months — and you only get 1 shot.
U.S. Army Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire the M24 Sniper Weapon System during weapons density at Fort Campbell, Ky. Jan. 9, 2019.

America’s deadliest sharpshooters reveal how they disappear in plain sight

We asked a handful of the US Army's best snipers how they disappear in any environment. Here's what these top marksmen had to say.
A southern black racer snake slithers across the rifle barrel held by junior Army National Guard sniper Pfc. William Snyder as he practices woodland stalking in a camouflaged ghillie suit at Eglin Air Force Base, April 7, 2018.

Army snipers played hide-and-seek to test new camouflaged ghillie suits for next-level combat

The Army is testing a new ghillie suit to better protect soldiers and enhance the lethality of the service's snipers. Here's how they are testing the new suits.
A Norwegian Army Telemark Battalion sniper team takes aim at targets across a valley on Sept. 11, 2018 during the International Special Training Centre High-Angle/Urban Course at the Hochfilzen Training Area, Austria.

NATO snipers have been performing high-angle shooting way up in the Austrian Alps — and the images are stunning

“High-angle shooting is when you shoot further than 300 meters at angles greater than 15 degrees,” Lt. Alexander Rishovd, a sniper instructor assigned to the Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, said.

Las Vegas is bolstering security for New Year’s Eve with snipers, the National Guard, and a hostage rescue team

Las Vegas is preparing for New Year's Eve celebrations after its deadly mass shooting three months earlier with helicopters, snipers, and the National Guard.
Sgt. Ian Rivera-Aponte, a US Army Reserve sniper and infantryman, poses for a promotional photo shoot for Army Reserve recruiting at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, July 26, 2017.

Take a look at the grimy and grueling training the Army uses to turn soldiers into snipers

The Army's intense seven-week course at Fort Benning in George weeds out many of those who attempt it.
Marine Corps Sgt. Randy Robles demonstrates the Mk13 Mod 7 sniper rifle during training at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, March 29, 2018.

The Marine Corps is rolling out its first new sniper rifle since the Vietnam War — and ‘this upgrade is an incredible win’

Marines who tested out the Corps' new sniper rifle were reportedly pleased with its performance, and the weapon is only one of the changes the service is looking to make to its arsenal.