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US troops with SMASH 3000
Small inexpensive “off the shelf” drones like those Ukraine is using against Russia, and Hamas is deploying against Israel, are transforming modern warfare. To train American soldiers to counter this threat, the U.S. military recently opened a specialized drone warfare school.

Wall Street Journal,

January 2, 2024

IDF Special Forces of Sayeret Maglan with SMASH 3000
Among the units identified as using the sight are “Maglan” the special unit and the 51st battalion of the “Golani” infantry brigade. From statements given by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, it appears that IDF infantry units operating and fighting in the Gaza Strip make extensive use of the Smash sight manufactured by the Israeli company Smart Shooter.

Israel Defense,

November 27, 2023

SMASH 3000 Milipol
SMARTSHOOTER, an acclaimed innovator in fire control systems that significantly increase hit probability against ground and aerial targets, will present its combat-proven SMASH fire control systems at the MILIPOL exhibition in Paris. SMASH is a cutting-edge Weapon Fire Control System (FCS) equipped with onboard computing capabilities for intricate targeting solutions. Once the user identifies the target independently or through the detection system guidance, SMASH takes over, locking on the target and tracking its movements to synchronize the shot release for swift and precise hits. 

UAS Weekly,

November 8, 2023

Smart Wolf 4
Atrio of international defense contractors have teamed up to offer a new lower-tier counter-drone system that consists of a turreted infantry rifle with a computerized “smart sight,” a small radar array, and a six-wheeled uncrewed ground vehicle. The resulting combination could potentially be employed against other threats beyond drones and would also offer units on the ground valuable surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

The War Zone,

October 6, 2023

SMASH 3000 UK Soldier
Smart Shooter’s SMASH technology provides high precision against small targets across land, air and sea, including mini- and micro-UAS. Smart Shooter presented its SMASH family of fire control systems (FCS), including handheld operated, remotely controlled, and UGV mounted systems, at the DSEI exhibition in London this week. 


September 12, 2023

SMASH Hopper mounted on vehicle
באמצעות שילוב של בינה מלאכותיתעם אופטיקה ואלגוריתמיקה מתקדמת, פיתחה חברת סמארט שוטר מערכות בקרת ירי חדשניות המשפרות באופן דרמטי את סיכויי הפגיעה בכל מצבי ותרחישי הירי. צה”ל היה הראשון להשתמש בהן וכיום הן משמשות גם צבאות מתקדמים נוספים בכל רחבי העולם

The Marker,

July 2023

SMASH smart-weapon sights for the British Army infantry
Infantry personnel of the British Army will soon receive a cutting-edge weapon sight that will give them a tactical advantage against uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to a press release from Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), the independent procurement agency of the Ministry of Defence.

Army Technology,

June 28, 2023

An Israeli defense company, Smartshooter, has unveiled its “smart” radar-equipped war gear to detect and destroy small uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs). Specializing in fire control systems for rifles and remote weapon stations, the new tech could prove pivotal for vulnerable personnel in a world where drones are becoming ever more present on the battlefield.

Interesting Engineering,

June 30, 2023

SMASH Hopper LRCWS Integrated With RPS-42 MHR Radar
Israeli company SmartShooter has unveiled a new technology combination it says could effectively counter small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). Presented at the Modern Day Marine 2023 exhibition, the new counter-drone system features the integration of the Hopper Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) with DRS RADA’s MHR radar.

The Defence Post,

June 30, 2023

SMASH Hopper LRCWS Integrated With RPS-42 MHR Radar CsUAS solution
Smartshooter unveiled a new tech combination to combat small UAVs at the Modern Day Marine event this week, joining its Hopper Light Remotely Controlled Weapon Station with DRS RADA Technologies’s MHR radar. Both systems are already operational separately, but Smartshooter hopes by combining them, they can offer a new c-UAS system amid rising global interest in the capability.

Breaking Defense,

June 28, 2023

British Army to Receive ‘SMASH’ Anti-Drone Weapon Sights
The British Army will soon be equipped with cutting-edge weapon sights to identify and track hostile drones. UK Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) placed an initial order for 4.6 million pounds ($5.8 million) to Yorkshire-based Viking Arms for hundreds of SMASH Smart Weapon Sight Fire Control Systems.

The Defense Post,

June 28, 2023

British troops to get new anti-drone weapon sight
SmartShooter SMASH weapon sight is hoped to increase the ability of the British Army’s counter-drone operations. The British Army’s close combat soldiers are poised to gain a strategic edge in countering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with the deployment of the revolutionary SmartShooter SMASH Smart Weapon Sight Fire Control System.

UK Defence Journal,

June 28, 2023

SMASH Hopper on robot
Smartshooter will showcase the less-lethal capability of its Smash Hopper remote weapon station at IDEX 2023. The multi-purpose light remotely controlled weapon station can be mounted on crewed or uncrewed vehicles, or on a pole or a tripod, and protect forces from a safe stand-off distance.


February 14, 2023

In February 2020, the Department of Defence ASD SO/LIC’s ’Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) selected SMARTSHOOTER, a designer, developer, and manufacturer of fire control systems, to develop the solution for its Individual Weapon Overmatch Optic (IWOO) project.

Asia Pacific Defense Reporter,

January 1, 2023

SMASH 3000 in use
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With small unmanned aircraft proliferating on the battlefield, the Army has acquired a fire control optic that could give dismounted soldiers increased ability to combat drones. The service’s integrated fires rapid capabilities office under the Program Executive Office Missiles and Space awarded a contract to purchase Israeli-based Smart Shooter’s SMASH 2000L fire control system, a company executive confirmed.

National Defense Magazine,

December 2, 2022

Multiple SMASH 3000 systems
Israeli-designed “smart sights” enjoy a certain popularity among various customers. They have already been supplied by the IDF, and the successful search for foreign customers continues. The most important prerequisite for such results is the technical features of the project. SMASH sights have original ideas that have a positive effect on the effectiveness of fire – and attract customers.

Military Review,

October 2, 2022

Soldier with SMASH 3000 in use
SMARTSHOOTER will current the SMASH 3000 for the primary time on the Land Forces Convention in Brisbane, Australia. SMASH 3000 is a lighter and smaller model of SMARTSHOOTER’s handheld operated SMASH system. Utilizing AI, pc imaginative and prescient, and superior algorithms, SMARTSHOOTER’s SMASH 3000 ensures every spherical finds its goal in each day and evening circumstances.

Special Forces News,

October 1, 2022

The SMASH Family of Fire Control Systems is fielded and operationally deployed by forces worldwide, including forces in Europe and NATO member countries. According the company, the SMASH Fire Control Systems, built as an external add-on solution that can be integrated onto any type of assault rifle, ensures that shot accuracy will not be affected by human factors such as fatigue and stress, nor by the target movement.

Israel Defense,

September 4, 2022

UGV with SMASH Hopper
Tactical ground robotic system manufacturer Roboteam has developed a lightweight tactical UGV in partnership with fellow Israeli firm SMARTSHOOTER. The solution, showcased at Eurosatory 2022 in Paris on 13-17 June, comprises the medium-sized, two-person carried Transportable Interoperable Ground Robot (TIGR) from Roboteam and the SMASH Hopper light remotely controlled weapons station (LRCWS) from SMARTSHOOTER.


June 14, 2022

UGV with SMASH Hopper
Eurosatory 2022, Paris – Roboteam, a leading global provider of tactical ground robotic systems, and SMARTSHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems, unveil an integrated solution: a tactical ground robot utilizing the SMASH technology that ensures precise hit capabilities as well as air defense against drones (C-UAS).

European Defence Review,

June 6, 2022

Soldier with rifle and fcs
SMARTSHOOTER intends to present the SMASH X4, a Fire Control System with a x4 magnifying optic scope, at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris, Smart Shooter writes in a press release. According to the company, SMASH X4 combines a x4 magnifying optic scope with SMARTSHOOTER’s SMASH fire control capabilities, thus providing extended detection, recognition & identification ranges for the shooter as well as extended lethality ranges.

European Security & Defence,

May 30, 2022

RUAS with precision hit capabilities utilizing the SMASH technology
Steadicopter, a leader in the Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) industry, and SMARTSHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, have unveiled the Golden Eagle – the first-ever unmanned helicopter with precise hit capabilities. The two companies will present the solution at the ISDEF exhibition in Tel Aviv.

European Defence Review,

March 16, 2022

Other companies that participated in the demonstration tested the ability of ground-based aerial denial systems, or kinetic systems, to shoot down incoming drones with ammunition. Northrup Grumman tested the XM1211 30mm Proximity Round, Smart Shooter tested its Smash Hopper

national defense magazine,

September 24, 2021

JERUSALEM — On April 27, personnel with the Israel Defense Forces downed a drone that crossed into the country from Lebanon. They also found a second drone “belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization” that had been taken down in early April, according to an IDF statement. It was the latest Israeli targeting of a drone — yet more evidence of an emerging threat that Israel is looking to counter.

Defense News,

May 24, 2021

Michal Mor, a psychologist by training, says it all began in the Second Lebanon War. “My husband got a call-up order, they handed him an M-16 and he went into Lebanon with a gun and a steel gunsite. It was terrible. At the end of the day, the reserve soldier is the mainstay of the army and he needs to regain his operational capabilities, which takes time he doesn’t have.”

Haaretz ,

Apr 29.2021

הכל החל בצו 8 שקיבל בעלה של מיכל מור במלחמת לבנון השנייה ■ המנכ”לית שעסקה בניהול צוותי פיתוח של טילים מונחים, מנהלת עכשיו את הסטארט־אפ סמארט שוטר: “שיגע אותנו שהחיילים מפספסים ממרחק קצר, וטיל פוגע ממרחק מאות ק”מ”



The company’s SMASH Fire Control system significantly increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms and provides end-users with a “One Shot – One Hit” capability across multiple mission areas. Thus, creating a significant advantage for the infantry soldier and ultimately revolutionizing the world of small arms and optics.

Drone Radio Show,

Mar 21, 2021

An Israeli company called Smart Shooter Ltd. has a very interesting family of smart weapon sights/combat optics, or “fire control systems” (FCS) for engaging moving targets called SMASH that reminds DefenseReiew (DR) a bit of the TrackingPoint family of smart scopes, but SMASH has its own thing going for it, and it’s worth reviewing.

Defense Review ,

March 8, 2021

The Dutch Army 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. Smart Shooter  will be exhibiting at IDEX 2021.

Global Business Press ,

Feb 17, 2021

Creating a breakthrough in small-arms moving-target interception, Israeli based Smart-Shooter is disrupting the market for C-sUAS and already has top-tier customers to prove it. Occasionally you encounter a new product, and wonder how come no one thought about it before? Such is the Israeli Smart Shooter SMASH product line, that brings fighter-jet gunsight dynamics into the arms of the infantry combatant. But aside from the proverbial wonder, it took a true feat of ingenuity and miniature ruggedized electronics to accomplish this novel concept of “One Shot – One Hit” gun capability.

Defense Week,

JANUARY 12, 2021

Michal Mor and Shir Ahuvia joke about how army officials are always slightly stunned when they meet them for the first time — two knowledgeable women coming to sell them an artificial intelligence-based shooting device that makes rifles smart, more accurate and deadlier.

Times of Israel,

JANUARY 11, 2021