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Feb 21, 2012

The M40A3 and M40A5 Sniper Rifle in Thailand

  Video  


2.16.2012 - Amphibious Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit train combat marksmanship with Marines and Navy SEALS from the Republic of Korea and Royal Thai Marine special forces. Marines of the MEU's scout sniper platoon led a brief period of instruction before all parties fired at multiple targets ranging from 100 to 400 meters. All three nations fired the Marine Corps' M40A3 and M40A5 sniper rifles. 



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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bradley Blankenship, a scout sniper assigned to the Battalion Landing Team Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sights in his rifle during scout sniper training with Royal Thai Marines and Republic of Korea Marines and Navy SEAL's at Recon Camp, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 16, 2012.. The training was part of Cobra Gold 2012, a multilateral training exercise. CG 2012 demonstrates the resolve of the U.S. and participating nations to increase interoperability and promote security and peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU is the U.S.'s expeditionary force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine  Corps photo by LCpl. Patrick J. McMahon/Released) 

















Republic of Korea Marine Corps GySgt. Jung Chan Uk, sits behind a U.S. Marine Corps M40A5 sniper rifle during sniper training led by U.S. Marines Scout Snipers.
(U.S. Marine  Corps photo by LCpl. Patrick J. McMahon/Released)













Royal Thai Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Praman Keawsajunnee part of the Royal Thai King's Guard, works with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bradley Blankenship a scout sniper assigned to the Battalion Landing Team Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on the proper shooting method during scout sniper training 
(U.S. Marine  Corps photo by LCpl. Patrick J. McMahon/Released)


 



U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bradley Blankenship, a scout sniper assigned to Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) uses Corporal Emmanuel Velayo, a fellow scout sniper, as a makeshift support during scout sniper training.
(U.S. Marine  Corps photo by LCpl. Patrick J. McMahon/Released)















U.S. Marine Corps Cpl.l Micah Crowell, a scout sniper assigned to the Battalion Landing Team Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sights in his rifle during scout sniper training.  
(U.S. Marine  Corps photo by LCpl. Patrick J. McMahon/Released)



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