two teams of Japanese snipers In Type 98 camouflaged uniform and the Scoped version of the Type 99 Ariskari rifle. The Japanese did develop some unique sniper-related items, like tree-climbing spikes, for use by their snipers. Snipers were trained together with normal riflemen in an infantry unit. Usually, there was one sniper in one rifle platoon. Sometimes, snipers were gathered and formed a sniper team. During the Malaya campaign, the Japanese used snipers who would take down British, Austrian, and Indian troops while dressing in local native attire to disappear into the population after attacks.