Army Snipers Played Hide-and-Seek to Test New Camouflaged Ghillie Suits for Next-Level Combat

Army snipers played hide-and-seek to test new camouflaged ghillie suits for next-level combat

A southern black racer snake slithers across the rifle barrel held by junior Army National Guard sniper Pfc. William Snyder as he practices woodland stalking in a camouflaged ghillie suit at Eglin Air Force Base, April 7, 2018. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Frye

March 12, 2019 | Source: BusinessInsider.com, Ryan Pickrell, 12 December 2019

US Army snipers recently conducted visual testing for new camouflaged ghillie suits, which are expected to enhance soldier lethality.


The camouflaged ghillie suits worn by US snipers are vital tools that enhance concealment, offering greater survivability and lethality, but these suits are in desperate need of an upgrade.

The US Army is currently testing new camouflaged ghillie suits to better protect soldiers and make them deadlier to enemies.

Trained snipers from across the service recently gathered at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to conduct visual testing for several prototypes, an important preliminary evaluation, the Army revealed earlier this month.