National Guard of Ukraine provides training course for new sniper professionals

The Ukrainian National Guard’s combat training center for special missions, located outside Kyiv, has provided a training course for new sniper professionals, Defense Express has reported, with reference to the National Guard’s press service.

According to the report, the course focused on learning how to handle the domestically-produced, semi-auto sniper rifle UAR-10 and included shooting on practice targets.

During the specialized basic training course, National Guard trainees received theoretical knowledge instruction in sniping and tactics, as well as engineering and psychological aspects, and improved their practical skills in firing on different targets and in weapon/fire control.

Sniping instructors from the National Guard’s other special forces units were recruited to help with the course conduct. They shared experience among themselves and agreed on a common approach to training special missions personnel.

UAR-10 – a semi-auto sniper rifle chambered for 7.62х51 NATO round – is offered by the Ukrainian company UKROP / Photo courtesy of the National Guard of Ukraine

Upon completion of the course, trainees were awarded diplomas and certificates of participation in the specialized sniper training course (UAR-10).

UAR-10 is a semi-auto sniper rifle offered by the Ukrainian company UKROP. Chambered for 7.62х51 NATO round, it boasts very fine precision (less than 30-mm spread at 100 m). UAR-10 is already in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces.



  1. The war in Donbas has basically become a trench war. Therefore snipers are a very effective force multiplier.
    I believe that the recent military aid ( a paltry 125 million ) would be best spent on Ukrainian forces sniper capabilities.
    Ukrainian snipers have made significant advances in training and new weapons procurement. Adding sniper teams to each battalion, not just special forces, delivered an immediate force multiplier.. With proper resources, Ukrainian snipers will be more capable of hindering Russian advancement and forcing Moscow to pay a higher price for its aggression.

    • Pretty much what I was going to say. There needs to be a concerted effort made to make the occupation way, way more costly for the occupiers.

  2. I like the “reach out and touch someone” type of shooting. Certainly, in a static warfare situation, snipers become a force to be reckoned with. I hope that their main effort will be to eliminate Ruskie snipers and Ruskie officers.

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