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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Murphy)

A new dawn – or is it the sun setting – and another Photo Of The Day where we have the Barrett MK22 MRAD in the hands of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tevita Fukofuka, a scout sniper with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The picture is taken aboard the amphibious docking ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise in the Philippine Sea, in February 2024.

The MK22 was the winner of the USSOCOM Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) and U.S. Army Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) contract. It’s a bolt-action sniper rifle, where the caliber can be converted between 7.62 x 51mm, 300 NM and 338 NM calibers. The chassis is made of aluminum and has a folding stock with adjustable length of pull and cheek piece, M-LOK attachment system, 10 MIL rail, and a suppressor-compatible muzzle brake.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Murphy)

Marines with the scout sniper platoon were tasked with providing observation and overwatch for Marines of the maritime raid force during the VBSS training. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the USS America Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Murphy)

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, observe the USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) from the amphibious docking ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tevita Fukofuka, left, and Sgt. Jesse McManigle, right, both scout snipers with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, use a Vertical-BAT to observe the USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)-

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jesse McManigle, a scout sniper with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides overwatch with a MK22 MRAD.

 


Source: U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Cpl. Elijah Murphy.


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