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SMART SHOOTER Launches SMASH HOPPER LRCWS

Smart Shooter SMASH HOPPER Light RCWS [©Smart Shooter]
Providing ‘One Shot – One Hit’ capability while controlled from a safe distance, SMASH HOPPER dramatically increases accuracy, lethality, and survivability of small arms

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Press Release, 21 July 2020: SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, launches SMASH HOPPER: a new Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS) that provides a ‘One Shot – One Hit’ capability while controlled by an operator from a safe distance. Compact, lightweight, and rapidly deployable, SMASH HOPPER extends the maximum effective range of the host weapon system to its ballistic limits.

Introduced by the company for the first time, Smart Shooter’s SMASH HOPPER has been optimised to increase the survivability of tactical units through the provision of enhanced and clandestine surveillance, accuracy, and lethality. Measuring approximately 15kg, SMASH HOPPER can be integrated into an existing Command and Control system(C2), providing operators with the ability to hand-off or receive targets across existing communications networks. Featuring a safe trigger mechanism, a mounting solution, and a ruggedised Remote-Control Unit (RCU), SMASH HOPPER provides a pan–and–tilt capability for the weapon system and can be controlled via cable or wireless connectivity.

Smart Shooter SMASH HOPPER Light RCWS [©Smart Shooter]

Offering day and night capability with automatic scanning and target detection, SMASH HOPPER is ideal for multiple mission areas including force protection, border security, anti-drone, remote ambush, and offensive action operations at complex environments. It can be mounted utilising a stand-alone deployable tripod, a stationary fixed mast or a lightweight vehicle.

Michal Mor, Smart Shooter CEO: “We are honoured to present SMASH HOPPER, an innovative portable LRCWS solution that offers precise fire capability against ground, aerial, static, or moving targets. The unique ‘One shot – One hit’ SMASH capability finds its way into the world of RCWS in a soldier friendly truly light configuration. Designed as a modular and rapidly deployable solution, SMASH HOPPER dramatically increases accuracy, lethality, and survivability of small arms.”

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