Marine Scout snipers to shoot with advance M40

The Philippine Marines will be replacing its M-14 sniper rifles with brand-new 7.62mm caliber sniper rifles in advance M-40 platform. These new sniper rifles will include sophisticated sights and scopes that will enable marksmen to observe and engage targets at longer range.

Philippine Navy Vice-commander Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad is confident that these new rifle units will enhance the capability of the Marine Scout snipers to acquire, observe, precisely engage and neutralize enemy targets from 800 meters and higher.

Taccad confirmed that the said acquisition project is now for “amendment of letter and offer acceptance.” Final number of units to be acquired was not disclosed by the navy officer.