Smart Shooter, an Israeli designer, developer, and manufacturer of fire control systems that increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, announced that the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, through its Rapid Capabilities Office (MCRCO), has recently purchased several SMASH 2000 systems for Test & Evaluation. The systems will be delivered this fall.
The company has also signed a cooperative research & development agreement with the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). Under this agreement, the US Navy will evaluate the use of SMASH technology on ships and vessels for Counter-UAS purposes. This collaboration aims for joint integration and evaluation of Smart Shooter’s technology with weapons and ammunition currently supporting the US Navy’s mission.
According to the company, 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.
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 exhibition in Washington DC, USA.