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Dutch Army Tests Smart Shooter’s SMASH solution in Austria

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[February 16, 2021]: 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 Defense Department examination of different ways to combat small unmanned systems.

Tested at a range of up to 200 meters, 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.

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.

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 neutralize 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 defense solution suitable for the modern battlefield. 

Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO: “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 revolutionize the world of small arms”.

 

About SMART SHOOTER

SMART SHOOTER is a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms. With a rich record in designing unique solutions for the warfighter, SMART SHOOTER technology enhances mission effectiveness through the ability to accurately engage and eliminate ground, aerial, static or moving targets during both day and night operations.

Designed to help military and law enforcement professionals swiftly and accurately neutralize their targets, the company’s combat-proven SMASH Family of Fire Control Systems increase assault rifle lethality while keeping friendly forces safe and reducing collateral damage. With a unique technology that makes it possible for every battlefield element to be connected with every other battlefield element, SMASH creates a micro-tactical network that dramatically enhances real-time situational awareness and ensures that the entire platoon shares a common operational picture.

The company’s experienced team of engineers combine electro-optics, computer vision technologies, real-time embedded software, ergonomics, and system engineering to provide cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions for modern conflicts.

Fielded and operational, Smart Shooter SMASH family of solutions provides end-users with a “One Shot – One Hit” capability across multiple mission areas, creating a significant advantage for the infantry soldier and ultimately revolutionizing the world of small arms and optics.

SMART SHOOTER’s headquarters are based in Yagur, Israel, and its American subsidiary, Smart shooter Inc., is located in Maryland. Smart Shooter also has an office in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For more information, please visit www.SMART-SHOOTER.com


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