Smart Shooter's Smash Hopper, mounted on armored vehicle, hits moving targets 

The remote-controlled weapon station successfully hit moving ground and air targets from several hundred meters away 

Photos: Smart Shooter

Israel's Smart Shooter, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, announced Wednesday that it has completed another step in testing its Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS) in different configurations. 

After being mounted on a 4x4 Plasan Reem Armored Toyota Hilux, the Smash Hopper hit several moving ground and air targets from a distance of more than 300 meters. 

Weighing approximately 15 Kg, Smash Hopper is a modular and rapidly deployable LRCWS that provides "one shot – one hit" capability while controlled by an operator from a safe distance or from inside a protected vehicle. It was released in July. 

Smash Hopper is considered ideal for deployment on various lightweight manned and unmanned vehicles and platforms, with a wide range of applications. Offering day and night capability with automatic scanning and target detection, Smash Hopper can be used for various types of missions including force protection, border security, anti-drone, remote ambush, as well as low profile operations in complex urban environments. 

Michal Mor, Smart Shooter CEO said, "We were happy to collaborate with Plasan Re'em for the development of capabilities in this market segment, and appreciate the professional work they did in the integration and installation of the Smash Hopper on their modified armored 4x4 vehicle. This is another step in a series of trials for different configurations and applications of the Smash Hopper, and once again, we were thrilled to see how every bullet finds its target."

Plasan Re'em CEO Yaakov Ben-Ari commented, "Integrating Smart Shooter's Smash Hopper lightweight RCWS that provides “One Shot – One Hit” capability on the Plasan Re'em modified armored 4X4 vehicle creates a tiebreaker solution that dramatically increases accuracy, lethality, and survivability of small arms. Ideal for special forces, law enforcement units, and border security, this integrated solution brings essential added value to its users, especially in scenarios where weight, time, and precision play an indispensable role."

According to Smart Shooter, its technology enhances mission effectiveness through the ability to accurately engage and eliminate ground, aerial, static or moving targets during both day and night operations.

As reported by Israel Defense, the company was selected by the US Army as one of a handful of approved counter-small unmanned aircraft system solution providers, and also chosen as a possible provider of anti-UAV solutions to NATO.



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