Army Purchases Fire Control System to Counter Small Drones

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.