Israeli company SMART SHOOTER's fire control systems for small arms, have been selected for a NATO exercise designed to combat small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Smart Shooter's SMASH Fire Control Solution will be tested and evaluated on the engagement part of the UAV kill chain in NATO's Defense Against Terrorism Program of Work (DAT PoW) exercise. NATO's DAT PoW aims to prevent non-conventional attacks, such as suicide attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and mitigate other challenges, such as attacks on critical infrastructure by developing technologies and measures against terrorism and other asymmetric threats.
SMASH is a combat-proven Fire Control solution for small arms that ensures each round finds its target. With a "One Shot – One Hit" capability, Smart Shooter says SMASH allows the operator to quickly and effectively neutralise any ground or airborne target, manned or unmanned. The solution can be integrated onto any type of assault rifle, as well as combined with other C-UAS systems, to provide an effective multi-layer defence solution.
SMASH's proprietary target acquisition and tracking algorithms are integrated with sophisticated image-processing software into a rugged hardware solution that enables automatic detection, tracking, and effective engagement of UAVs.
Bringing precision-missile targeting algorithms and advanced electro-optical processing capabilities into standard infantry, Smart Shooter says SMASH enables the creation of a micro-tactical network between deployed SMASH units, allowing the entire platoon to be smart, precise, and connected.
"The SMASH fire control system puts a precision anti-UAV capability at the fingertips of its users, maximising operational effectiveness while keeping the force safe and minimising collateral damage," said Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER's CEO.