The Romanian PSL in action
Afghan National Army soldiers practice shooting on the firing range during training with U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment and Danish army soldiers from the Operation Mentoring and Liasion Team at Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2010. The soldiers fired at a variety of ranges and scenarios with M16A2 rifles and a PSL Sniper rifle designated marksman rifle. (British Royal Air Force photo by Sgt. Martin Downs/Released)
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Danny Head, of Colorado Springs, Colo., explains the basics of being a sniper to members of the Afghan National Army during a sniper training class at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Nov. 1.
Head, and fellow Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Soldiers have been working side by side with their Afghan National Army counterparts since arriving in Afghanistan last June. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan National Army Soldier practices aiming his PSL sniper rifle during a U.S. Army hosted sniper training class at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Nov. 1. Training classes such as this one hope to further develop the Afghan National Army, as they continue to take the lead in their nation's security. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan National Army Soldier adjusts the scope of his PSL sniper rifle during a U.S. Army hosted sniper training class at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Nov. 1. U.S. Army Soldiers continue to help develop the emerging army into a force capable of protecting its own borders and people. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Ethiopian Pvt. Abebaw Damte fires a PSL sniper rifle at a shooting range outside Camp Ramrod, Ethiopia, Sept. 1, while Army Pfc. Justin Kelley, a scout sniper with the 10th Mountain Division, looks downrange at the target. The 10th Mtn. Charlie Company, 3rd platoon is currently training with the 13th Div. Reconnaissance Company from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia in antiterrorist operations supporting the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa mission of detecting, disrupting and defeating transnational terrorism in the East African region.
Romanian military cadets.
PSL in Iraq
An Afghan National Army soldier uses a PSL sniper rifle during a demonstration to display weaponry and communicatons capabilities at Camp Joyce, Afghanistan, Feb. 12, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jordan Carter)
PSL in Iraq
Afghan ex-army men shout slogans during a protest in front of the provincial Governor's house in Herat Afghanistan on 20 January 2009 against the Afghan government for depriving them of lands promised to them by the government
Afghan National Army soldiers patrol behind the U.S. Army soldiers of Legion Company, 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, in Heheayat village, Nerkh District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2010. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Theodore Schmidt/Released)
Above and below photos submitted by A. Curtis who says, "These are pictures of an Afghan National Army designated sharpshooter/"sniper". The PSL (which ANA soldiers refer to as a "Drazhnov") is official issue for ANA designated sharpshooters. Being a relatively poor army they use the same ammo as used in their PK machine guns which is standard 7.62x54r ball."
Afghan National Army ©SGT. 1ST CLASS JIM DOWNEN
A security personnel stands guard as Bangladesh Nationalist Party supporters gather for a rally on the last day of campaigning in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. (AP / Pavel Rahman)
September 1990, Baghdad, Iraq Image by © David Turnley/CORBIS
Iraqi National Police
An anti-Gaddafi fighter test fires his sniper rifle at a strategic checkpoint north of the besieged Libyan city of Bani Walid, as forces loyal to Libya's new government prepare for a full-scale assault to retake one of Muammar Gaddafi's last remaining strongholds September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Saad Shalash
A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) sniper stands next to a Pepsi Cola advertisement as he aims at a target while his comrades enter the desert city of Bani Walid, southeast of Tripoli on September 16, 2011, after thrusting deep into the oasis, one of two of fugitive Moamer Kadhafi's few remaining bastions. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Getty Images)
An anti-Gaddafi fighter test-fires his sniper rifle at a rebel position north of the besieged city of Bani Walid before heading to the front September 29, 2011. REUTERS/Saad Salash
An Iraqi sniper looks back towards his U.S. Army instructors while engaged in marksmanship training at a forward operating base on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. The Pentagon has reported that as of March 30, it has trained a total of 150,000 Iraqi Police and military forces for duty across Iraq. ©Scott Nelson/WpN
Photo by Leading Seaman Phillip Cullinan Corporal Richard Krieger from Combat Team Courage conducts a live range shoot with the Romanian PSL Sniper Rifle provided by the Romanian Army during a live fire shoot. Soldiers of the Overwatch Battle Group (West)-3 recently had the opportunity to fire Russian weapons when invited to participate in a range shoot conducted by the Romanian Army. Some 25 Australian soldiers from Combat Team Tiger made the trip to Bardia Battle Space, in Dhi Qar province, on 16th July, to participate in the range activity. The Australian soldiers said the range activity hosted by the Romanians was a golden opportunity to fire Russian manufactured weapons they had seen so many times in war movies. Approximately 515 personnel, drawn mostly from Darwin's 1st Brigade, make up the Overwatch Battle Group (West) - Three (OBG(W)-3). The Battle group is helping the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Provincial Governments build a secure and stable Iraq. OBG(W)-3 operates in the Al Muthanna and Dhi Qar provinces as part of the Multi National Force - Iraq (MNF-I).
Rebel fighters patrol in the desert south of the Libyan rebel-held town of Zintan in the Western Mountains, some 150 km southwest of the capital, Tripoli, May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
Romanian Special Forces
Afghan Civil Order Police Sniper
An Afghan National army (ANA) soldier with Weapons Company, 1st Kandak returns fire, during a complex attack against Combat Outpost Bari Alai, in Kunar province, Afghanistan. The ANA and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) fought off anti-Afghan Forces throughout the afternoon. An estimated 30 anti-Afghan Forces fired on a dismounted patrol, near Nishigam village, wounding three, and attacked the outpost with small arms and heavy machine gun fire from the surrounding territory. The ANA and ISAF suppressed the attackers with direct and indirect fire, as well as air-to-ground missiles and bombs. Several anti-Afghan forces are believed to have died during the assault. April 10, 2010
The Romanian 307th marine infantry battalion. Training photos, March 2012