SA Army hosting shooting competition


The South African Army is currently holding its twelfth annual combat rifle shooting competition at de Brug outside Bloemfontein.

The event started on 25 June and is due to conclude on 7 July.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said 44 team with 352 shottists are taking part, with teams from the South African Army, United States, Zambia, Botswana and Lesotho competing.

The participation from the United States includes a Marine team and a Military Police team.

Teams are shooting from 100 to 300 metres. The shottists are evaluated on the standard Table 2 shooting evaluation and also on an adapted shooting table, which require more rounds to be fired in shorter time periods and also the changing of magazines in these periods.

The shooting competition was officially declared open on 1 July by General Officer Commanding the South African Army Infantry Formation Major General R. Maphwanya.

The aim of the competition is to evaluate and compare the shooting capabilities of all the members of the Regular Force units of the South African Army with each other and also against other international armies.

In 2018, teams from Lesotho, Malawi and Belgium took part.