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US Army picks Smart Shooter AI-enabled fire control systems for C-UAS capability

SMASH 2000 fire control system
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The US Army has awarded Israel-based fire control systems developer Smart Shooter a contract for the delivery of SMASH 2000L systems.

The lightest of the company’s weapon-mounted fire control systems will be deployed by US Army divisions as part of the service’s counter small unmanned aerial systems (C-sUAS) defense.

SMASH 2000L is also under evaluation by the US Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), with recent live fire tests conducted in early August.

Also known as SMASH 3000, SMASH 2000L (light) uses artificial intelligence (Al), computer vision, and advanced algorithms, to maximize force lethality and situational awareness throughout every engagement, in both day and night.

The system was initially selected by the Joint — small Counter UAS Program Office (JCO) in June 2020 as the only dismounted kinetic solution to defeat drones.

The operationally proven SMASH 2000L ensures target elimination against ground and aerial targets.

“We are honored that the US Army continues to value our true fire control systems, and once again selects the SMASH technology for the use of its soldiers. Whether mounted on a rifle or remotely controlled, the unique SMASH technology ensures precise target elimination by guaranteeing that shot accuracy will not be affected by human errors such as fatigue and stress, nor by the target movement,” Michal Mor, Smart Shooter CEO, said.

The SMASH family of fire control systems is already fielded and operationally deployed by several forces, including the Israeli Defense Forces, the US special forces, the Indian Navy, and forces from NATO.