March 29, 2020

PREMIUM: CTTSO embraces counter-drone capabilities

Reporting to the US Assistant Secretary of Defense Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC), the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) is tasked with identifying and developing solutions to combat terrorism, irregular adversaries, near-peer and peer emerging threats to rapidly deliver next-generation capabilities and training to support US armed forces operations at the tactical edge.

January 29, 2020

This High-Tech Rifle Sight Pulls The Trigger For You

The new SmartShooter electronic rifle sight can be installed on most military rifles and takes the guesswork out of shooting moving targets at long distances. SmartShooter is an Israeli company that’s teaming with firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer to bring this technology to the US consumer and military markets.

January 29, 2020

SIG Range Day 20 – Smart Shooter

Israeli company Smart Shooter demonstrates their SMASH system mounted to a SIG M400 carbine. SMASH is a small arms fire control system that combines a thermal imager and algorithms to acquire a target, lock on to it and then effectively engage it. Once the target is selected and locked, you keep it in your sight picture and depress the trigger. The weapon will knot engage when a proper firing solution is found. Using it, I was able to easily engage moving targets out to 200 meters.

January 29, 2020

This 'Guaranteed Hit' Tech Could Be Added to Army’s Next-Gen Squad Weapon

An Israeli company, working with Sig Sauer, recently showed a version of its high-tech, smart-shooter technology that the U.S. Army is currently evaluating in its Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control competition.

January 24, 2020

SHOT Show 2020: Can This Weapon Technology Guarantee a Hit?

Ahead of SHOT Show 2020, Smart Shooter’s Devin Schweiss demonstrated the company’s SMASH fire control solution during Sig Sauer’s Range Day. The image processing computer can mount directly onto a weapon system and “block the firing” until “it is a guaranteed hit.”

January 31, 2020

The U.S. Army Is Testing a 'Guaranteed Hit' Smart Scope For Its Rifles

The U.S. Army is evaluating a scope that won’t let the user fire his or her rifle unless the shot is guaranteed. The SMASH scope is the product of Smart Shooter Ltd., an Israeli company, and could go on the Army’s upcoming replacements for the M4 carbine and M249 squad automatic weapon. The scope, or one like it, will eventually go on the Army’s next generation squad automatic weapons.

February 3, 2020

US military evaluates high-tech shooting system for next generation squad weapon

The US Army is evaluating a new version of technology recently demonstrated by Smart Shooter Ltd., an Israeli company, working with Sig Sauer, for its so-called next generation squad weapon, according to Military.com.

February 5, 2020

SIG Range Day 20 – Smart Shooter

Israeli company Smart Shooter demonstrates their SMASH system mounted to a SIG M400 carbine. SMASH is a small arms fire control system that combines a thermal imager and algorithms to acquire a target, lock on to it and then effectively engage it. Once the target is selected and locked, you keep it in your sight picture and depress the trigger. The weapon will knot engage when a proper firing solution is found. Using it, I was able to easily engage moving targets out to 200 meters.

February 3, 2020

US Army could use ‘smart rifle’ that only shoots if the bullet will hit an enemy

AN ADVANCED rifle that only fires when it’s guaranteed to hit its target is being pondered by the US military. The weapon uses clever AI software to identify targets and will only fire when the trigger is squeezed with a confirmed enemy in its sights.

January 31, 2020

US ARMY CONSIDERING RIFLE THAT ONLY FIRES WHEN HIT IS GUARANTEED

The U.S. Army is currently evaluating a smart rifle that will only fire if its software determines that the shot is guaranteed to hit its target. The system, a collaboration between arms developers SIG Sauer and Smart Shooter, is a submission to the Army’s call for fire control systems to accompany its futuristic Next-Generation Squad Weapon, according to Military.com — and if the Army decides to go ahead with the tech, it could be deployed in the field by 2023.

January 2, 2020

US Army Evaluates High-Tech Shooting System for Next Generation Squad Weapon

In summer 2019, the US Army launched a competition to design and develop prototypes for an advanced fire control system for its next standard infantry weapon. The Army finally selected three defence firms: Sig Sauer; General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc., and Textron Systems, for the final phase of the programme.

October 10, 2019

Defence against Drones

Dans le monde de la lutte anti-drones, on entend souvent parler des fusils brouilleurs permettant de couper les communications entre l’aéronef et la station sol. Cependant certains industriels vont plus loin et ont décidé de simplement miser sur les fusils. C’est notamment le cas de la société Smart Shooter.

November 8, 2019

Israel prepares to counter drones and cruise missiles from Iran and its proxies

The September 14 precision attacks against Saudi Arabian oil processing facilities, the world’s largest, knocked out about half of Saudi output and between five and six percent of global oil supply. This attack, which all knowledgeable sources attribute to Iran, should have woken the world up to the danger of Iran’s cruise missile and drone capabilities and proliferation of these systems to its proxies.

November 7,2019

Army Evaluating Advanced Fire Control Optics to Help Non-Infantry Soldiers Shoot Better

Army infantry officials at Fort Benning, Georgia, are testing a handful of advanced fire control optics in an effort to one day help non-combat arms soldiers shoot more accurately against close-quarter and long-range enemy targets.

October 10, 2019

Defence against Drones

The Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abaqiq and Khurais oil facilities on September 14 have once again brought forth the deadly dimension of this type of disruptive threat. Not that this was the first instance of swarm drone attack. It was covered in these columns earlier that in 2018, there were periodic explosives-laden swarm drone attacks on Russia’s military base in Syria. Swarm drones should be of special concern to India given the Chinese capacity, which is being enhanced as it races for global supremacy.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

How can Israel stop Hamas drones infiltrating from the Gaza Strip?

Hamas has sent drones into Israel in the past, leading the IDF to scramble jets or fire missiles to down the aerial vehicle. Such options, however, are extremely expensive for a device that can be worth only $200. Hamas is said to have been working on upgrading its UAVs for both offensive operations and intelligence gathering.

August 31, 2019

Le système Smash permet au soldat d’abattre un drone

Ce qui a commencé comme ressemblant à un jouet pour enfant est devenu une arme stratégique entre les mains de militaires et d’acteurs hostiles non étatiques à travers le ciel désordonné du Moyen-Orient. Des villes surpeuplées de Beyrouth et de Gaza aux déserts sablonneux du Yémen et de l’Irak, les drones armés ont mis au premier plan un nouvel genre de menaces à la sécurité et ont accru les enjeux des tensions entre Israël et ses ennemis.

August 29, 2019

New military system could allow soldiers to eliminate drones with one shot

What started as a child’s toy has turned into a strategic weapon in the hands of militaries and non-state hostile actors across the skies of the messy Middle East. From the crowded cities of Beirut and Gaza to the sandy deserts of Yemen and Iraq, weaponized drones have brought a whole new assortment of security threats to the forefront and have raised the stakes in the tensions between Israel and its enemies.

August 28, 2019

Drone wars: UAVs become terrorists’ favorite equalizer in Middle East fighting

Drone wars: UAVs become terrorists’ favorite equalizer in Middle East fighting JERUSALEM — Israeli officials said Saturday that they had carried out an attack on an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps base in southern Syria against a team that was preparing to launch “killer drones” at Israel.

August 22, 2019

U.S. AIR FORCE TESTS ISRAELI-MADE SMASH SYSTEM FOR FIRING ACCURACY

he US Air Force has showcased a cutting edge Israeli-made firing control system at the Beale Air Force Base in California. According to a statement by the USAF on its website, Chief Master Sgt. Dustin Hall and Col. Andrew Clark, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s command chief and commander, tested the SMASH 2000 fire control system developed by Smart Shooter last week.

August 21, 2019

Beale Security Forces uses one shot AI enhancing capabilities

Chief Master Sgt. Dustin Hall, 9th Reconnaissance Wing command chief, receives instruction on how to use the Smart Shooter sighting device from Staff Sgt. Colton Becker, 9th Security Forces Squadron training flight, during a demonstration at Beale Air Force Base

August 21, 2019

U.S. Air Force demonstrates rifle-mounted fire-control system in action

he U.S. Air Force has showcased the cutting-edge, rifle-mounted fire-control system during a demonstration at Beale Air Force Base, California. The new sighting device, called the Smart Shooter, attaches to the weapon and locks on then fires to neutralize its target with or without movement.

April 28, 2019

IDF unveils electro-optic sight to intercept incendiary balloons

A smart electro-optic sight on assault rifles makes it possible to follow moving targets such as incendiary balloons and kites and hit them accurately.

May 3, 2019

Israel unveils electro-optic sighting device for fast-moving aerial threats

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has unveiled a new electro-optic (EO) sight system that is expected to provide a day/night rapid target acquisition capability to target small, fast-moving aerial threats such as incendiary balloons and kites.

March 6, 2019

Israeli Smart Shooter Eliminates the Need to Aim

Smart Shooter officials appeared at the United States Army’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. to introduce SMASH 2000 Plus, an optical device that can be placed on many small arms, including the M4 Carbine, and tracks potential targets using a traditional red dot sight picture.

November 8, 2018

The future of drone and counter-drone technology

As drones become smaller and faster, new solutions will be required to disable them. Here are a few handheld counter-drone systems that may end up in the hands of armed forces around the world…

October 15, 2018

AUSA 2018: Smart Shooter debuts tactical drone eliminator

Smart Shooter unveiled a tactical drone-elimination variant of its SMASH 2000 fire control system at last week’s AUSA annual meeting and exposition. The basic SMASH 2000 system, which adds digital precision fire to in-service rifles and ammunition, has been tested by US Special Operations Command elements and other military …

October 11, 2018

Israeli Smart Shooter Eliminates the Need to Aim

Smart Shooter officials appeared at the United States Army’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. to introduce SMASH 2000 Plus, an optical device that can be placed on many small arms, including the M4 Carbine, and tracks potential targets using a traditional red dot sight picture.

October 9, 2018

This new rifle optic basically guarantees ‘one shot, one kill’

Israeli defense firm Smart Shooter showcased a new optical device for assault rifles that the company said virtually guarantees rounds on target. SMASH 2000 Plus is a ruggedized optical device that can be placed on a wide range of legacy small arms, including the M4 Carbine.

09 October, 2018

AUSA 2018: Israel’s Smart Shooter offering rifle-mounted C-UAS fire-control system

Israel’s Smart Shooter is expanding its line of SMASH rifle fire-control systems and has demonstrated the devices for US military personnel, company officials said at the annual Association of the United States Army conference, held from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC.

13 June, 2018

Eurosatory 2018: SMASH small arms fire control system makes international debut

The SMASH family of smalls arms fire control systems from Israel’s Smart Shooter Ltd made its international debut at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.

13 June, 2018

כל פגיעה בול: הכירו את פגיון

אחת החברות הבולטות השנה בתערוכת יורוסאטורי היא “סמארט שוטר”, חברת סטארט אפ ישראלית שמציגה בביתן הלאומי של סיבט את “פגיון” – מערכת אלקטרו-אופטית שמולבשת על רובה סער ומשפרת באופן דרמטי את סיכויי הפגיעה בכל מצבי הירי והתרחישים

14 June, 2018

תסיר את האיום? המערכת החדשה שתנסה לסכל את טרור העפיפונים

כוונת חדשה בפיתוח תעשייה ביטחונית תוצב על גבי רובי הסער של הלוחמים בשטח, ותאפשר ירי מדויק לעבר המטרות הנעות באוויר. לאחר פיתוח שנמשך כחודשיים – המערכת שולבה בפעילות כוחות משמר הגבול וצה”ל בהפגנות ביום שישי האחרון בגבול הרצועה

16 May, 2018

The IDF has formally cleared a new smart weapon sight for operational deployment

The system’s developer, Smart Shooter, claims that its SMASH package is more of a fire-control system than a weapon sight and increases first-round hit probabilities by automatically predicting impact points on selected targets.

29 April, 2018

Turning Riflemen into Sharpshooters

Similar to a weapon delivery system in fighter planes, or tank fire controls, soldiers nowadays rely on technology to become lethal and accurate but avoid risks of friendly fire or collateral damage to non-combatants. Unlike aircraft or ships that employ guided weapons, the lethality of a soldier is in the tools he operates with his hands – assault rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers and other…

23 April, 2018

Smart Shooter’s SMASH Intelligent Sight Helps Make That First Shot Count

Many say that you should always make your shot count when in a firefight. Even better, make the first shot count which is a matter of life and death. Smart Shooter, an Israeli company, promises that their SMASH electro-optical fire control system will give the shooter the first round hit.

1 April, 2018

New Advancements

Another improvement that could dramatically improve the soldier lethality is related to fire accuracy, utilizing advanced weapon fire control. Similar to a weapon delivery system in fighter planes, or tank fire controls, a ‘smart trigger’ would enable…

15 March, 2018

At homeland security confab in Deep South, Israel an unlikely star

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant credits summit in Israel with giving him idea for counterterror conference, where 16 Israeli companies make pitches to expand into state

28 February, 2018

TOP IDF OFFICER: KILLING NASRALLAH WOULD BE VICTORY IN FUTURE WAR

Killing Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in any future confrontation with the Lebanese terrorist group would be decisive, a senior IDF officer said.

9 November, 2017

Army hosted its fourth annual Innovation Day at ADFA in Canberra on Monday

The event comprised 19 companies from Australia, the US, Europe and Israel presenting 25 industry proposals. A range of new technologies.

5 September, 2017

This is how tomorrow’s battlefields will look like

Facial recognition, guns which fire only when the target is in sight, and unmanned submarines. A look into the future of Israeli defense.

5 September, 2017

Unmanned subs, sniper drones, gun that won’t miss: Israel unveils future weapons

Weapons Development Administration shows off the new armaments it is testing out, also including a hybrid tank and a fleet of autonomous vehicles
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