The SVD is uncommon in singleplayer, most notably being available during First In.
It is the first Primary Weapon in the Sniper class for the OPFOR faction. It has a 10 round magazine and can be equipped with a red dot sight. With higher damage and lower recoil then the M21 Battle Rifle, the SVD is much more effective in close range. It is recommended to keep the red dot sight attached, as it isn't as effective at long ranges as other sniper rifles.