Omega Conferences & Events
Omega Conferences & Events

  • The Sniper Symposium

    12th & 13th September 2018

    Salisbury, United Kingdom


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    About the Symposium



    The Sniper Symposium will take place on the 12th & 13th September 2018 at a hotel in Salisbury and COTEC at West Lavington.

    The aim of the symposium is to examine the likely development of precision shooting capabilities over the next decade. The event will include senior requirements briefings by international military personnel at the Hotel in Salisbury and a day & night practical shoot at COTEC, a nearby range complex, showcasing the latest weapons, ammunition, sights and targets.


    The last decade of conflict and the development of technology has seen a revival of sniping in most military organisations. Snipers can be deployed in all phases of war, in law enforcement operations, in any weather, day or night and any battlefield terrain. Snipers can be included in a commander’s battle plan to achieve a desired effect. Roles include: the destruction of key personnel or equipment; counter-sniping; to delay and disrupt enemy operations; battlefield commentary and to gather battlefield intelligence through observation and reconnaissance.

    To achieve this the typical Sniper equipment set includes precision weapons, ammunition, and equipment that enables sniper teams to move, hide, and engage/disengage opposition forces. Assets employed by sniper teams provide a high level of accuracy with a minimal signature, reducing the risk of compromise/detection. The equipment will provide increased precision and range, will enable the sniper to more effectively engage targets, human (protected or unprotected), and light materiel, out to 2,000 meters. The systems are lightweight and will be operational day or night; in all weather conditions; on land, sea, or air.

    The Sniper Symposium will feature presentations covering the latest military thinking and a practical demonstration of the most up to date technology

    Who will/should attend


    The Sniper Symposium will be attended by military, defence industry and law enforcement personnel from the UK and overseas.

    Symposium Location

    For security reasons we will only provide the conference location on request or to registered attendees. Please email enquiries (at) for the location.


    1. Industry Delegate = £850 + VAT
    2. Military /Govt Delegate = £160 + VAT


    Group booking of 3 or more delegates = 10% discount

    For Sponsorship and Exhibition packages please contact us for details.

    Symposium Agenda

    The agenda is still work in progress. The following speakers/organisations are confirmed at this stage:


    British Army Sniper Developments & Training

    SSGT Eddie Bateman, Lead Sniper Instructor, Support Weapons School, British Army

    Development of Sniper Capabilities in the Italian Army

    Lt Col Livio Cavallaro, Chief of Sniper & Fire Support Weapon Training Department, Infantry School, Italian Army

    The USMC Sniper Schoolhouse

    Capt John George, Officer-in-Charge, Scout Sniper Instructor School, United States Marine Corps

    Snipers in the New Zealand Defence Force

    TBD Speaker, New Zealand Army

    Norwegian Sniper developments

    Capt Alan Jensen, Chief Sniper Instructor, Norwegian Army Combat Center

    Canadian Sniper Developments

    Major Carl Gendron, Directorate of Land Procurements (DLR), Crew Served Weapons & Snipers, Canadian Armed Forces

    Event Timings and Organisation


    The Range

    COTEC is a UK MOD facility on the edge of Salisbury Plain training area with the facility to fire any calibre of ammunition into the Artillery impact area. Ranges in excess of 4km are available to shoot with no restriction on ammunition natures.

    The event will include a day on the range at COTEC on the 13th September including a night shoot.

    Timings & Format

    Wednesday 12th September

    13:30 – 14:00 – Registration of delegates at Salisbury Hotel

    14:00 - 17:30 Presentations

    17:30 – 19:30 Social at Hotel

    Thursday 13th September

    09:00 – 12:00 – Presentations at Hotel. Sponsors check zero and set up at range.

    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

    13:30 – Depart for range at COTEC

    14:00 – 17:30 – Effects demo & daylight shoot

    17:30 – 19:00 - Check Fire/Evening meal

    19:00 – 21:00 – Night Shoot

    21:30 – Transport to Hotel - Finish


    Attendees can either drive to COTEC themselves or travel on the coach that will be provided. The coach will return to Salisbury after the event.