AUSA 2023 ~ SMARTSHOOTER secures follow-on contract with the US Army for additional SMASH 2000L Fire Control Systems.
Press Release, Yagur, 03 October 2023: SMARTSHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of individual and Crew Served weapons, announced today that its US subsidiary, SMARTSHOOTER Inc. was awarded a follow-on contract to supply additional SMASH 2000L fire control systems to the US Army, including spares. Systems from the first Army award are now deployed for the purpose of defeating drones. The addition of this contract will outfit more troops for the same critical need.
At this year’s AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC, SMARTSHOOTER will showcase a new collaboration with Leonardo DRS and HDT Global. Together, they introduce the ‘SMASH Hunter WOLF’, an innovative unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed to support light infantry. This powerful robotic platform, with best-of-breed power offload, is able to integrate DRS’s tactical radar technologies and SMARTSHOOTER’s SMASH Hopper light remotely controlled weapon station, delivering an end-to-end solution for countering drones and shortening the sensor-to-shooter cycle.
HDT Global’s Hunter WOLF is a highly manoeuvrable hybrid electric UGV with an internal diesel / JP-8 genset, capable of offloading 15kW of power, is purpose-designed to support over 20 modular mission payloads. Equipped with DRS’s RPS-42 radar for long-range detection and tracking, it empowers the SMASH Hopper LRCWS to engage threats from a safe standoff distance. The SMASH Hopper high hit probability promises precise, swift, safe, and simple hard-kill elimination of the threat. Altogether, it provides the operating force with an end-to-end remotely controlled kill chain against drone threats.
SMARTSHOOTER will also display the SMASH IWOO, the company’s latest system under development with the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD). This Fire Control System has an x8 variable zoom with a built-in LRF reaching distances beyond 600 meters.
Michal Mor, SMARTSHOOTER CEO, stated: “Securing this follow-on contract is a testament to the proven effectiveness of our SMASH fire control systems within the US Army. Fielded and operationally deployed by friendly forces worldwide, these systems continue to redefine small arms capabilities. Our collaboration with DRS RADA and HDT Global further exemplifies our commitment to delivering comprehensive, tailored solutions that address the evolving landscape of defence challenges.”
SMASH is a weapon Fire Control System (FCS) equipped with an onboard computer to perform complex targeting solutions. Once the user identifies the target (independently or using the detection system guidance) and locks on it, SMASH tracks its movements and synchronises the shot release to ensure a fast and precise hit on the target. The SMASH Family of fire control systems uses Artificial Intelligence, computer vision, and advanced algorithms to ensure precise hit capabilities, enhance forces’ situational awareness and lethality, and reduce collateral damage. It enables the platoon to be smart, precise, and connected.