The super snipers who will target terrorists from three-quarters of a mile
The Daily Mail reports on MOD efforts to increase the number of snipers:
To complete their transformation into super-snipers, they will be trained to use a devastating new weapon – the British-made L115A1 rifle which can bring down an enemy target nearly three-quarters of a mile away with remarkable accuracy. The weapon will replace the less powerful L96 sniper rifle, which has a shorter kill range of just over half a mile. Most frontline soldiers use the standard Army issue SA80 rifle, accurate only to about a quarter of a mile.