Israeli defense company Smart Shooter has unveiled SMASH Dragon, an armed drone system incorporating company-developed SMASH Technology for precise target elimination. Extremely lightweight and therefore allowing long mission endurance, SMASH Dragon integrates a unique stabilization concept with the SMASH technology that enables the system to accurately hit static and moving targets while flying. It can incorporate various types of assault rifles, sniper rifles, 40mm, and other ammunition with great precision. Presented by the company for the first time, SMASH Dragon is an advanced robotic weaponry payload that can be mounted on different drones and other unmanned aerial platforms.
Featuring SMASH’s proprietary target acquisition and tracking algorithms as well as sophisticated computer vision capabilities, the remotely operated SMASH Dragon Offers the SMASH technology’s fast and precise hit capabilities and other exclusive benefits while engaging targets from the air. The system successfully completed live firing tests and is currently under advanced stages of development. Smart Shooter’s Smash family are in use with militaries across the world, including India, Israel and the US. According to the company it has signed a cooperative research & development agreement with US Naval Surface Warfare Centre, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) and Marines Warfighting Laboratory.
Smart Shooter has various systems, including the SMASH 2000 that gives troops a precision anti-drone system on their weapon with built-in targeting algorithms that can track and hit drones flying at high speed at ranges of up to 120 meters with the first shot. The company also released a light, remote-controlled weapon station dubbed SMASH Hopper that can be mounted on an armored tactical vehicle and successfully hit moving targets both on the ground and in the air from more than 300 meters away. Weighing some 15 kg, the SMASH Hopper is a compact and easily deployable system controlled by an operator from a safe distance or from inside a protected vehicle. Smart Shooter features a safe trigger mechanism and offers day and night capability with automatic scanning and target detection.
Smart Shooter is an independent technology company founded in 2011 located in northern Israel to develop cutting edge systems to increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms used by army and law enforcement professionals around the world. Smart Shooter develops state-of-the-art Fire Control Systems for small arms that significantly increase weapon accuracy and lethality when engaging static and moving targets, on the ground and in the air, day and night. Based on Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Machine Learning technologies, SMASH is also designed to interconnect with other operational resources to form a micro-tactical network that delivers real-time situational awareness.