Few weapons on the 21st century battlefield are as effective as the modern sniper. On any battlefield, a proficient sniper has the capability of changing the tide of that battle. Now fielded by every branch of the US armed forces, from the army, to the marines, coastguard, and navy - these elite warriors continue to prove their value in modern conflicts. This video looks at how the role of the sniper, their tactics and technology, are changing to effectively combat everything from insurgence, to smugglers and tribal warlords.

One definition of a Sniper is: "A skilled military shooter detailed to spot and pick off enemy soldiers from a concealed place." Look at the advanced training techniques that transform these ordinary men into smart, inventive soldiers.

Film Duration: 44 min