For the professional sniper, engaging a target on the high seas is one of the most challenging assignments of all. Erratic movement introduced by waves, vessel speeds, and engine vibrations; short, sudden windows of opportunity; and a host of unique environmental factors make the shot that much more demanding for even experienced marksmen. Now, master sniper Fredrik Jonsson, a master sniper and founder of a unique maritime sniper programme, has written what is destined to become the classic manual on precision fire from seaborne platforms.
Jonsson combines his vast experience in sniping deployment and instruction, specialised operations in troubled waters around the world and competitive shooting to instruct dozens of specialised skills, including timing shots for wave harmonics; firing from one moving vessel at targets on another moving vessel; firing through shipboard glass; determining range and reading the wind in the tricky ocean arena; establishing a suitable shooting platform on a vessel at speed; conducting sniper-specific training at sea and maintaining weapons and optics in the harsh saltwater environment.
The maritime sniper plays a vital role in combating piracy, providing cover for vessel and GOPLAT boarding teams, protecting high-value vessels, and many other missions. To hope that the sea will be calm the day you will have to take that crucial shot is simply not an option. Master the skills of seaborne sniping with Maritime Sniper Manual, called by John Plaster, author of The Ultimate Sniper, the"best thing out there on this subject."
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Fredrik Jonsson is a Swedish Marine, a master sniper and the founder of a unique maritime sniper program. He has served with many units, including sniper teams and such elite units as the Maritime Commandos (Force Recon) and VBSS/Maritime Interdiction and Security Team of the Swedish Marine Corps. He has participated in a number of missions in different parts of the world, including service as a sniper, sniper team leader and sniper coordinator during VBSS operations in the waters of Somalia.