US Marine Corps signs new contract with Israeli defense company Smart Shooter


Israel defense company Smart Shooter, which develops fire control systems designed to dramatically increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, announced Monday it has signed a contract with the US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory to purchase several systems. Smash 2000 for testing purposes. and evaluation.

The agreement was signed with the lab’s rapid capabilities office, the statement said.

Smash 2000 is designed to ensure that every tower finds its target, in both day and night conditions, according to the company’s website. Its systems are complementary external solutions that can be integrated into any type of military rifle.

“Once the user identifies the target (independently or using guidance from the detection system) and locks it in place, Smash tracks their movements and synchronizes the firing of the shot to ensure a quick and accurate shot. on target, ”the company said.

The Israel Defense Forces have used this technology in recent years to enable soldiers to shoot down drones and incendiary devices sent across the border by terrorists into Gaza.

“The company also signed a research and development cooperation agreement with the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane division. Under this agreement, the US Navy will evaluate the use of Smash technology on ships and ships for counter-UAS. [Unmanned Aerial Systems] purposes, ”the statement said.

“This collaboration aims to achieve a joint integration and evaluation of Smart Shooter technology with weapons and ammunition currently supporting the US Navy mission. With an increased likelihood of success for small unmanned aerial systems and increased engagement range, [the] The technology has demonstrated the potential to increase the Navy’s ability to engage small unmanned aerial systems at the individual level, using existing weapons and ammunition in stock, ”he added.

CEO Michael Mor said the company plans to showcase its technology at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibit in Washington from October 11-13.


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