Greece | Winner of European Best Sniper Team Competition 2022
Defence Redefined
Published on 12/08/2022 at 11:00

Yesterday, Greece was proclaimed the winner of the European Best Sniper Team Competition 2022, organized by the Joint Multinational Readiness Center of the 7th Army Training Command, at the Hohenfels Training Area in Germany.

Thirty-six sniper teams from 18 Allied and partner countries competed head-to-head for the title of Best Sniper Team in Europe. Over the course of seven days and four nights, competing teams participated in a set of 10 events designed to test every aspect of the sniper teams’ effectiveness and adaptability.

According to Jeremiah Inman, Commander of US Army Europe and Africa, the multinational competitions in question are about building relationships and sharing skills among participants as – upon completion of the competition – all contestants will have acquired more technical and tactical proficiency as well as an enhanced sense of collaboration and interoperability.

Following the Greek winning team, the next four winning teams came from Latvia, Italy, another team from Greece, and Slovenia.

Sniper teams competed in aerial shots, firing at moving targets, high-angle shots, trench warfare, unknown distance shots, scouting, night target detection, and attended a pistol training course.

Finally, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Constantinos Floros, congratulated the Greek participants of the Special Warfare Command which won the 1st and 4th places among 36 teams from 18 countries, stressing that this success might have been unexpected for many, but also expected by those familiar with the Greek team’s capabilities. Furthermore, the Chief urged the Commandos to keep it up as the future is theirs, stating that they all make us proud.

Finally, it should be noted that Estonia and Cyprus participated for the first time this year in the annual competition. In addition, this year we also witnessed the first multinational pair participating in the competition, with a team consisting of an American and a Lithuanian soldier.

Also read: Hellenic Military Academy | Impressive images from students’ summer training – VIDEO and Photos




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