Army EOD Soldiers use sniper rifle for standoff munitions disruption training


FORT RILEY, Kansas – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians used a sniper rifle to defeat mortars and smoke grenades during standoff munitions disruption training.

To target and eliminate explosives at a safe distance, EOD Soldiers from the 774th Ordnance Company (EOD) honed their skills with the M107 sniper rifle July 27.

“We had eight total ordnance items at the range – an 81mm mortar, a 120mm mortar and six smoke grenades were set up about 300 meters away,” said 1st Lt. Travis A. Gere, the operations officer for the 774th EOD Company.

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Source: DVIDS