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AUSA 2021 Preview: USMC Selects Smart Shooter SMASH 2000

USN Will Also Evaluate for C-UAS Mission

In advance of AUSA 2021 in Washington, DC, next week, at which it will present its SMASH series of innovative fire control systems, Smart Shooter reveals that the USMC Warfighting Laboratory has recently procured several SMASH 2000 systems for evaluation in a potential counter-UAS role.

Under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), the US Navy will also evaluate the use of SMASH technology on vessels for counter-UAS purposes, with joint integration and evaluation of Smart Shooter’s technology working with existing weapons and ammunition. With an increased hit probability for small UAS, and an increased engagement range, SMASH has demonstrated the potential to increase the Navy’s ability to engage sUAS at the individual level with existing systems.

“Featuring built-in targeting algorithms that can track and hit even very small drones, SMASH fire control systems put a precision anti-drone capability at the fingertips of its users,” commented company CEO, Michal Mor.

SMASH is an external add-on solution that can be integrated with any type of military rifle. Once the user identifies the target (independently or using the detection system guidance) and locks on to it, SMASH tracks target movement and synchronises shot release to assure a fast, precise hit.  It operates as a stand-alone solution, or in combination with other systems to provide an effective multi-layer solution.

SMASH 2000 in operation. (Photo: Capt Fred Warmer)

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