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Rangers to hone close combat skills

8th May 2018 - 23:12 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


The US Army’s 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (1/75) wants enhanced training skills to increase their tactical efficiencies and combat lethality in extreme close quarters.

A recently released sources sought announcement notes that the 1/75 'frequently places Rangers in High-Risk Environments (HRE) where the use of Individual Force Protection Training (IFPT) might have to be utilized in the event of a weapons system malfunction or failure'.

The 8 May announcement points to the need for a training focus and subject matter to 'support military operations that require a direct-action and low-profile individual force protection capability to be conducted in austere,

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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