Wonder Who They’re Shooting Now?

Virtually everything about the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the Navy component of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the home of the famed SEAL Team 6, is secret.  Other than the movie and the books that purport to tell the story of their killing of Osama bin Laden, the military is loath to officially even acknowledge the existence of the unacknowledged team or of so-called black special operations forces.

What makes them so special is the rigorous and meticulous training, and the resources devoted to their care and preparation.  So a small government contract asking for 400 3-D shooting targets for DEVGRU, as it’s informally called, caught my eye.  The targets – “vacuum formed hardened plastic … airbrushed and/or painted by hand” – are requested as:

  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a standing male sniper, with head dress, holding a rifle w/scope to his right eye.
  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a man, with head dress, aiming a RPG from his right cheek.
  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a young male with small hat, RPG launcher in his left hand, RPG in his right hand, and a shoulder satchel slung on his back with 5 additional RPGs.
  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a male drawing a pistol from his waist band.
  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a white skin tone male holding an AK47 to his right cheek.
  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a dark skin tone male holding an AK47 to his right cheek.
  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a male standing with a RPG over his right shoulder, the RPG shall be pointing towards the ground.
  • 50 torsos molded and painted to resemble a white skin tone male, holding a weapon to his right shoulder.

Why so many RPGs?   How white is the white skin tone?

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One response to “Wonder Who They’re Shooting Now?

  1. There’s a need for some gender balance by the look of it – or is there another super secret SEAL team 6F who train exclusively on female targets?

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