Sniper Symposium

The Sniper Symposium will take place on the 18th & 19th November at the Marine Hotel in Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom. The aim of the symposium is to examine the likely development of precision shooting capabilities in different nations over the next decade.

The event will include senior requirements briefings by international military personnel at the Marine Hotel in Aberystwyth and a day & night practical shoot at a nearby range complex.


The last decade of conflict and the development of technology has seen a revival of sniping in most military organisations. Snipers can be deployed in all phases of war, in law enforcement operations, in any weather, day or night and any battlefield terrain. Snipers can be included in a commander’s battle plan to achieve a desired effect. Roles include: the destruction of key personnel or equipment; counter-sniping; to delay and disrupt enemy operations; battlefield commentary and to gather battlefield intelligence through observation and reconnaissance.

To achieve this the typical Sniper equipment set includes precision weapons, ammunition, and equipment that enables sniper teams to move, hide, and engage/disengage opposition forces. Assets employed by sniper teams provide a high level of accuracy with a minimal signature, reducing the risk of compromise/detection. The equipment will provide increased precision and range, will enable the sniper to more effectively engage targets, human (protected or unprotected), and light materiel, out to 2,000 meters. The systems are lightweight and will be operational day or night; in all weather conditions; on land, sea, or air.

The European Sniper Symposium will feature presentations covering the latest military thinking and a practical demonstration of the most up to date technology.

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  • Capt Richard McConnell, Chief Instructor, Sniper Division, Support Weapons School British Army
  • Major Jesper Lindgaard, Chief of Combat Section, Army Battle & Fire Support Centre, Infantry Branch, Danish Army
  • Capt Alan Jensen, Chief Sniper Instructor, Norwegian Army Combat Center
  • Mr Mike Cassidy, Sniper Project Officer, Lethality Branch, US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning.
  • Major John Lawrey, Sniper Rifle Replacement Project Manager, Capability Branch, HQ New Zealand Defence Force
  • Captain Patrick Kimener, Officer in Charge, Scout Sniper School, Weapons Training Battalion, United States Marine Corps
  • Capt Maarten Morsink, Sniper/Marksman Project Manager, Netherlands Expertise Centre for Manoeuvre
  • LTC Fabio Villeggia, Staff Officer, Infantry HQ, Italian Army
  • Lt Nicholas Bonnet, Chief of Infantry Light Weapon Cell, Shooting Dept of the Infantry, Infantry School, French Army
  • Capt Bill Morley, Director Sniper Systems Project, Directorate of Land Procurements (DLR) for the Canadian Armed Forces

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 22, 2015