The nine-member sniper team brings multiple capabilities to CTF 151, including its ability to operate from an aerial platform with a variety of different weapons systems. The scout snipers use a Mk-11, which is the 762 sniper rifle; a 50-caliber M107 special application scoped rifle (SASR); and several different sets of optics to aid them in carrying out their mission.
â€œWe have the ability to stand off of a target, visually see what is on the target and report that information to the VBSS teams so they understand â€” before theyâ€™re boarding â€” the number of personnel, if there are any weapons on board, if there are any type of foulings on the deck, if their hook point is obtainable, and, basically, give them a warm and fuzzy feeling that theyâ€™re not out alone out here, that they have snipers watching over them 100 percent of the time,â€ explained Benkie.
— Marine scout snipers providing anti-pirate protection | The Firearm Blog
Just what the world needs : snipers in helicoptors 🙂