Category Sniper rifle
Type Semi-automatic sniper rifle
Cartridge 10
Magazine size 10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series information
Appears in Splinter Cell: Blacklist
The OTs-03 SVU or (Russian: Снайперская винтовка укороченная) is a semi-automatic, bullpup variant of the SVD sniper rifle. First used in the First Chechen War, the SVU uses 7.62x54mm R ammunition and is typically equipped with the PSO-1 scope (although it does have folding iron sights on the rifle itself). The SVU sees use by Russian special forces in small numbers.


Much of the technical function of the SVU is taken from the SVD, being gas-operated, rotating bolt design with a short-stroke gas piston. Much of the changes from the SVD include a modified trigger and a specially designed muzzle brake that absorbs almost half of the sniper rifle's recoil when fired. Being bullpup, one of the more noticeable differences between the SVU and SVD is the pistol grip and scoper are moved forward with the ammunition magazines inserted behind the pistol group.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Edit


Sam Fisher holding the SVU.

In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, most enemy snipers are issued with the Dragunov SVU and, while used by them, a red laser beam can be seen. But while the player uses the SVU, there is no aiming laser. While the SVU is designed to be suppressed, the player cannot purchase the silencer in game.

A major weakness of the SVU is the PSO-1 scope, 4x magnification is low by sniper rifle's standard, interesting to use but not as practical as the scope used by SR-25 and SC-IS. Despite this, the SVU has a good accuracy and the 10 round magazine allows its user for follow-up shots, its unsuppressed nature means it is useless for stealth.


  • The in-game SVU has a big muzzle break, in real life it can be replace by suppressor however; the user can use muzzle break due to its high recoil.

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