In February 2020, the US Department of Defence’ Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) selected SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems, to develop the solution for its Individual Weapon Overmatch Optic (IWOO) project. Last November, SMART SHOOTER reached an important milestone in successfully completing the IWOO critical design review. This means the IWOO design has been approved by IWTSD and will now move to prototype production with delivery of the first functional system next Fall. Fire control algorithms The IWOO program was initiated by IWTSD to provide tactical operators overmatch capability against long range static and moving targets, both day and night. SMART SHOOTER won the competition and began development using proven technologies from its SMASH line of Fire Control optics and inserting new capabilities such as a variable x1- x8 zoom - all stitched together with combat-proven fire control algorithms to assure the hit. The IWOO system automatically detects, highlights, and tracks potential targets The IWOO system automatically detects, highlights, and tracks potential targets – including drones – using a see-through display which enhances the user situational awareness. Built-in fire control processing continuously calculates the optimal firing solution to provide the user with clear, discreet guidance, firing only with the best chance of neutralising the target, delivering first-round hit capabilities time after time. Unmatched optic capability "We value this important opportunity to partner with IWTSD to develop the IWOO system, and are honored to provide operators with an unmatched optic capability against modern threats and the types of terrorist attacks that we are increasingly seeing on streets and battlefields around the world," Ms. Michal Mor, CEO of SMART SHOOTER said. “We are very pleased with the progress SMART SHOOTER has made with the IWOO design,” said Michael Trexler, Special Operation Forces Combat Support Coordinator / Program Manager, at IWTSD. “We look forward to conducting operational testing and evaluation using the dual-capabilities of IWOO prototypes in 2021 against ground targets at increased ranges and to take-down drones.”
The Dutch Army has recently completed a two-day live-fire counter-drone trial using Smart Shooter's SMASH Fire Control System. The test took place in the Austrian High Mountains, as part of the Dutch Defence Department examination of different ways to combat small unmanned systems. Tested at a range of up to 200 metres, in harsh weather conditions, fog, and blowing snow, the SMASH Fire Control Systems proved to be highly effective as all 67 drone targets were successfully hit with up to 3 shots each. It made no difference whether the drones were stationary in the air or moving. Trial report on social media The Dutch armed forces reported about the trial on its Facebook channel, saying that with the Smart Shooter SMASH Fire Control System, soldiers are able to deliver a locked shot at ground targets and drones, therefore significantly increasing hit probabilities. The RAS (Robotic Automated Systems) platoon of the 13th Light Brigade tested the SMASH in Austria at the tactical level. However, the system may also be of value in protecting sensitive strategic assets such as air force bases, ships, or in military operations abroad. Testing the intercept capability fits within the roadmap of the Nucleus C-UAS of the Dutch armed forces. Cost-effective solution SMASH is a combat-proven Fire Control solution that can be integrated onto any type of assault rifle SMASH is a combat-proven Fire Control solution for small arms that ensures each round finds its target. Bringing precision-missile targeting algorithms and advanced electro-optical processing capabilities into standard assault rifles, Smart Shooter's SMASH Fire Control Systems works automatically but not autonomously, and allows the operator to quickly and effectively neutralise any ground or airborne target, manned or unmanned. It is a cost-effective solution that can be integrated onto any type of assault rifle and combined with other C-UAS systems to provide an effective multi-layer defence solution suitable for the modern battlefield. Authority comments "Smart Shooter's SMASH Fire Control Solution is an ideal hard-kill solution against drones and UASs, ensuring high hit probabilities while requiring very minimal training. We are happy to learn about another successful trial that the Dutch army conducted, and are confident the SMASH technology will completely revolutionise the world of small arms," said Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO.
SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, was awarded a contract by the Indian Ministry of Defence for the supply of its SMASH Fire Control Systems to the Indian Navy. The contract calls for the supply of Smart Shooter's SMASH 2000 Plus fire control systems, which will be installed mainly on AK-47/103 rifles. Smart Shooter's SMASH 2000 Plus fully complies with the Indian needs and shall significantly improve soldiers' accuracy and speed of hitting targets and shooting down threats, hence dramatically increasing each soldier's confidence in any combat scenario and maximising operational effectiveness. Fire control solution SMASH is a combat-proven Fire Control solution that ensures each round finds its target. With a unique ‘One Shot – One Hit’ capability, SMASH allows the operator to quickly and effectively neutralise any ground or airborne target, manned or unmanned. SMASH 2000 Plus is ideal for border security, bases and strategic facilities protection SMASH 2000 Plus includes the SMASH fire control solution's full feature set, with an additional advanced Counter-UAS mode which provides accurate Hard Kill capability against drones or any static or moving ground targets. Designed to give soldiers a decisive tactical edge in almost every operational scenario, SMASH 2000 Plus is ideal for border security, bases and strategic facilities protection. Cutting-edge solutions Smart Shooter's state-of-the-art technology allows each soldier to be smarter, effective, and professional and ultimately revolutionises the world of small arms. Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO: "SMASH 2000 Plus provides an inimitable hard-kill solution against the growing threats of drones, and delivers proven ability to hit any ground or airborne targets and eliminate the threat quickly and effectively.” “We are honoured that the Indian Navy has chosen Smart Shooter's technology, and see this as a sign of proof for the unique value SMASH offers. We will be happy to keep offering the Indian Military diverse cutting-edge solutions for protection against ground and aerial threats at land, air, and sea."
SMART SHOOTER, a designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, announces that it has successfully completed another step in testing the SMASH Hopper in different configurations. SMASH Hopper, SMART SHOOTER's Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS), was mounted on Plasan Re’em’s Armoured Toyota Hilux and successfully shot and hit several moving ground and air targets from more than 300 metres. Mounting on vehicles 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. SMASH Hopper is ideal for deployment on various lightweight manned and unmanned vehicles & platforms, with a wide range of applications. Offering day and night capability with automatic scanning and target detection, SMASH Hopper is ideal for multiple mission scenarios including force protection, border security, anti-drone, remote ambush, as well as low profile operations at complex urban environments. Increased accuracy Michal Mor, Smart Shooter CEO: "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 armoured 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.” Yaakov Ben-Ari, Plasan Re’em CEO: "Integrating SMART SHOOTER's SMASH Hopper lightweight RCWS that provides “One Shot – One Hit” capability on Plasan Re’em modified armoured 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."
SMART SHOOTER, a designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, is honoured to announce that the company has been selected by the U.S. Army and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as one of a handful of approved Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) solution providers. The designation of SMART SHOOTER as one of only three DoD-approved dismounted/ handheld systems by the Army – the DoD’s Executive Agent for the C-UAS mission area – follows an extended Army-led assessment of more than three dozen competing C-UAS systems. Multi-layer defence solution The Army notes that this assessment identified current systems for future investment based on criteria such as effectiveness, usability, sustainment, and integration. SMART SHOOTER's SMASH family of Fire Control solutions – capable of leveraging targeting data from a wide range of EO, RF and radar sensors – can be integrated onto any assault rifle, as well as combined with other C-UAS systems, to provide an effective multi-layer defence solution suitable for the modern battlefield. SMASH enables the creation of a micro-tactical network between deployed SMASH units Bringing precision-missile targeting algorithms and advanced electro-optical processing capabilities into standard infantry, SMASH enables the creation of a micro-tactical network between deployed SMASH units, allowing the entire platoon to be smart, precise, and connected. With a unique ‘One Shot – One Hit’ capability, SMART SHOOTER's Fire Control technology allows the operator to quickly and effectively neutralise any ground or airborne, manned or unmanned threat through automatic detection, tracking, and effective engagement. Gathering critical tactical intelligence Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO noted: "In recent years, drones and UAS have become a persistent threat over the battlefield, enabling opposing forces to gather critical tactical intelligence and even make direct attacks. The SMASH family of Fire Control Solutions offers precise, swift, and simple hard-kill elimination of this threat. We are thrilled that the DoD has down-selected and designated SMART SHOOTER's exclusive technology for C-UAS application across the U.S.” “Armed Forces, and see it as validation of the operational value that our solutions provide. The selection is a result of SMART SHOOTER's ongoing work with the Countering Terrorism Tactical Support Office (CTTSO), during which our technology was integrated with radar solutions to provide the warfighter with an unrivalled detection and hit system."