The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, through its Rapid Capabilities Office (MCRCO), recently purchased several SMASH 2000 fire control systems from Israeli company Smart Shooter for test & evaluation.
The systems will be delivered this fall, the company has announced.
Smart Shooter has also signed a cooperative research & development agreement with U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). Under this agreement, the U.S. Navy will evaluate the use of SMASH technology on ships and vessels for Counter-UAS purposes. This collaboration aims to perform joint integration and evaluation of Smart Shooter’s technology with weapons and ammunition currently supporting the U.S. Navy’s mission.
With an increased hit probability for small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and increased engagement range, Smart Shooter’s SMASH technology has demonstrated the potential to increase the Navy’s ability to engage sUAS at the individual level – using existing weapons and ammunition in inventory.
SMASH Fire Control System (FCS) is an external add-on solution that can be integrated into any type of military rifle. Once the user identifies the target (independently or using the detection system guidance) and locks on it, SMASH tracks its movements and synchronizes the shot release to assure a fast and precise hit on the target. SMASH can be operated as a stand-alone solution as well as combined with other systems to provide an effective multi-layer defense solution.
Smart Shooter will present the SMASH 2000 as well as the SMASH Hopper Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) and other members of the SMASH family of FCS at the AUSA 2021 exhibition scheduled to take place between 11-13 October, 2021.