A Canadian sniper has recently shattered the world record for longest confirmed kill shot at an incredible distance of 3540 meters.
The sniper, a member of Canadian Special Forces Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2) killed a Daesh (ISIS) insurgent from an elevated position using a McMillan TAC-50 rifle. The shot served its purpose by disrupting an attack on Iraqi security forces and prevented Daesh from dropping a bomb that could have killed civilians in the area.
The kill has been independently verified by video camera and other data, making this world record shot the longest in military history. The previous record was held by British sniper Craig Harrison with a confirmed kill shot on a Taliban insurgent from 2475 meters in 2009.
Canadian snipers are recognized as some of the best in the world at their job despite the fact that the Canadian military is smaller than our larger allies. The skills in the field required to make such a record breaking shot are unique to a small group of people. Such a shot requires many calculations such as taking into account the curvature of the earth, the angle of the location of the shooter, variables for wind and humidity, and a host of variables that would be unique in the moment.
Being as how they are still active members of JTF2, the sniper and his observer can't be named at this time due to operational security reasons.