The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper find and home in on the target.
Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban sniper is laying on top of the peak in front of you. When you hear the shot fired, watch what happens.
The sniper is hitting an enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters, the longest recorded and confirmed sniper shot in history. The previous record of 2,250 meters was set by US Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam in 1967, The Canadian sniper was at an altitude of 8,599 feet and the target, across a valley was at 9,000 feet. Canadian sniper units often operated in support of US infantry units, which were grateful for their help. The record lasted only one day, until a second Canadian sniper hit an enemy soldier at 2,400 meters.
Этот текст вместе с видео прислал мне мой брат из Калифорнии. Тон сообщения выдержан в духе Книги рекордов Гиннеса. Но почему талибы - enemies канадским снайперам и какое последним дело до первых, из текста я так и не понял.