Drawing more than 300 specials operations personnel from a total of 19 countries, the Sixth Annual “International” Warrior Competition, run by Mission X, saw records in both the number of participants and the number of attendees.
The competition took place at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC) in Amman, Jordan, from April 30 to May 5.
This is the first year Mission X has administered and evaluated Warrior Competition events on behalf of His Majesty King Abdullah, the Jordanian SOF Community and KASOTC. Mission X is the world’s premiere tactical, survival and adventure consulting team.
More than 300 special operations personnel from nearly 40 teams and 19 countries competed in 11 rigorous events this year. Contenders included members of elite police tactical units and top tier military units from around the globe.
Individual events included the Urban Assault, Commando Selection, 3-Gun Gauntlet, Shock & Awe, Molon Labe, High Angle Drive-by, King’s Challenge and Top Gun competition. Four long days of these grueling challenges left participants exhausted, but in high spirits.
“This year we provided rigorous scenarios unseen in previous Warrior Competitions,” Mission X CEO Harry Taylor said. “… We’ve seen great displays of shooting ability and incredible athleticism, and most of all incredible effort on the part of the lads taking part.”
Overall top scoring teams included: In first place, the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAPF) ‘Snow Leopards’. In second place, the Special Operations Unit of the PAPF Sichuan Corps; in third the Jordanian Royal Guard; in fourth the Special Operations Unit of the PAPF Xinjiang Corps and fifth the Special Forces of the Armed Forces of the Lebanese Republic.
The highest scoring shooters of the Top Gun Challenge included in first place Sami K. of the Jordanian GID, Khaled H. of the Lebanese SF and Askat M. of the Kazakhstan Special Operations Unit.