Photo Of The Day and we have some frames caught for your viewing pleasure. Above an Ivorian Special Forces soldier fires his weapon at a target as part of training at a range during Exercise Flintlock near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, March 3, 2023. Flintlock provides an opportunity, along with other U.S. military-hosted events, for African nations to share their strategies and best practices to accelerate the collective ability to adapt and overcome the terrorist threat.
Ivorian soldiers are known to use the CTAR model of the Tavor made by IWI, with a shorter 15″ barrel with the Mor sight made by Meprolight. They also use the Micro Tavor X-95 with a Meprolight M21 sight.
Côte d’Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, is a West African country located in the Gulf of Guinea. It is bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana. The country has a population of over 28 million people.
Below: A Netherlands Special Forces Soldier observes an Ivorian Special Forces soldier’s shooting technique while training at a range during Exercise Flintlock near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, March 3, 2023.
A Netherlands Special Forces Soldier instructs Ivorian Special Forces Soldiers on weapon maneuvers during Exercise Flintlock near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, March 3, 2023. Flintlock is an exercise focused on improving military interoperability and capacity building of participating militaries from Northern and Western Africa, Europe, and the United States.
Source: U.S. Air Force, photo by Tech. Sgt. Katelynn Moeller, Special Operations Command Africa.