Swiss Soldiers with 1st Mechanized Brigade, 18th Mechanized Battalion Carry Out A Live Fire Range During Training Exercise
The Swiss Armed Forces operates on land, in the air, and in international waters. Under the country’s militia system, professional soldiers constitute about 5 percent of the military and the rest are conscripts or volunteers aged 19 to 34 (in some cases up to 50). Because of Switzerland’s long history of neutrality, the armed forces do not take part in conflicts in other countries, but it does participate in international peacekeeping missions. Switzerland is part of the NATO Partnership for Peace programme.
The structure of the Swiss militia system stipulates that the soldiers keep their own personal equipment, including all personally assigned weapons, at home (until 2007 this also included ammunition). Compulsory military service applies to all male Swiss citizens, with women serving voluntarily. Males usually receive initial orders at the age of 18 for military conscription eligibility screening. About two-thirds of young Swiss men are found suitable for service, while alternative service exists for those found unsuitable. Annually, approximately 20,000 persons are trained in basic training for 18 weeks (23 weeks for special forces).
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Just want to make clear, that that not how we learn to use the trigger in he military 😀
The German Police (GSG 9 ) used the SIG 551 as ,,G37'' It is a amazing Rifle ❗
I'm amazed, are these today's exercises?
When I was still in the Swiss Army, there were no uncovered troop movements "in combat". One of the sergeants, as well as some of the soldiers, especially the crew on the armored personnel carrier, would be excellent targets for the enemy.
Only plausible explanation; end of service and the ammunition just had to go.
loading munition when in shooting position 🙂 no panzerfaust?
holy rapid fire
Was soll der Scheiss wen die in Feuerreichweite von uns sind sind wir es auch von ihnen und diese Idioten turnen auf dem Panzer zum Aufladen?
Das ist doch wohl ein Witz!?
Wish we could get SIG 550s here in the US!
Thats the french-swiss haha you can see it in their military performance😆👎🏻 just kidding
ZUG AMBOS! ❤
And to think they can simply keep those beautiful rifles after service if they chose to…
Middle and far eastern people in the swiss army… "nice"
Muy buen fusil.lo conosi en la escuela de infanteria de san Bernardo Santiago de Chile
I shot with the same weapon earlier today.
M70 helmet 😜👌🏼
I ❤️ Switzerland 🇨🇭🇨🇭
Switzerland's state of neutrality is not to be taken advantage of. You disturb the colony, you get the ants 🇨🇭
God bless you all 🙏🙏❣️
SIG 550 inside (I mean the internal mechanism, not the external appearance) looks like AK. I`m surprised.
Red n White is my country flag…. Indonesia
german or french language ?
Very cool. Greetings from Brazil. 🇧🇷🤝🇨🇭
Why the polish flag?
Always funny to spot the oldier soldiers with the steel helmets.
Everything's a live fire range in Switzerland
Looks like a Drill Fire for Testing 😂
It's a Practice Fire or encounter with PIGs ???
2:03 mit der Waffe die mit Scharfer Munition geladen ist auf den Kameraden zeigen 🤪 NO GO
MA DEUCE ! American .50 cal Browning! no substitute!
Where.s firing..at trees?…are stuppid
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