A sniper is a military/paramilitary
marksman who operates alone, in a pair or with a team, to maintain effective visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or at distances exceeding their detection capabilities.
 Snipers generally have specialized training and are equipped with high-precision rifles and high-magnification optics, and often feed information back to their units or command headquarters.
In addition to marksmanship and
long range shooting, military snipers are trained in a variety of tactical techniques: detection, stalking, and target range estimation methods,
special reconnaissance and