In an era of evolving military threats, the need for advanced and lightweight weapon systems has become paramount. SMARTSHOOTER’s SMASH HOPPER Light Remote Controlled Weapon Station addresses these requirements by offering a versatile and compact solution that combines high accuracy, portability, and operator safety. Equipped with the innovative SMASH Fire Control Station (FCS) technology, the SMASH HOPPER sets a new standard for effectiveness and reliability in its weight class. One of the standout features of the SMASH HOPPER is its exceptional accuracy. Thanks to the SMASH FCS technology, operators benefit from a one-shot, one-hit capability, ensuring maximum lethality with each engagement. This level of precision allows for superior target acquisition and engagement, significantly increasing the effectiveness of ground operations.
The SMASH HOPPER offers a flexible and adaptable design, enabling it to be mounted on various platforms, including standalone deployable tripods, stationary fixed masts, and light-weight vehicles. This versatility allows the weapon station to be rapidly deployed in different operational scenarios, enhancing its operational efficiency and effectiveness. With its ability to accommodate M4 and SR25 assault rifles and a caliber range of 5.56 to 7.62 NATO, the SMASH HOPPER provides operators with a wide selection of weapons suitable for different mission requirements. This compatibility ensures that users can utilize their preferred firearms while benefitting from the advanced capabilities of the SMASH HOPPER system.
One of the most critical advantages of the SMASH HOPPER is its remote-controlled operation, which enables operators to engage targets from a safe distance. By removing the need for direct physical contact with the weapon system, operators can minimize their exposure to potential threats, ensuring their safety and reducing the risk of casualties. This feature is particularly valuable in high-risk environments, where maintaining a safe distance is crucial for mission success. The SMASH HOPPER incorporates several advanced features that further enhance its usability and performance. Its automatic scanning and target detection capabilities provide operators with swift and efficient target acquisition, reducing response times and increasing operational tempo. The system also offers a dual-mode target engagement cycle, allowing operators to choose between automatic and manual modes based on the mission requirements and operational context. Additionally, the SMASH HOPPER is equipped with day/night capability, enabling operations in various lighting conditions.
Built to withstand challenging environments, the SMASH HOPPER adheres to MIL-STD 810G standards, ensuring its reliability and durability in harsh conditions. Its ruggedized remote control unit further enhances the system’s resilience, enabling seamless operation even in demanding tactical situations. The SMASH HOPPER Light Remote Controlled Weapon Station revolutionizes the concept of lightweight weapon systems, offering operators unparalleled accuracy, versatility, and operator safety. With its modular design, wide weapon compatibility, and advanced features, this system provides military forces with a portable and powerful solution for ground target engagement. The SMASH HOPPER’s integration of cutting-edge technology ensures that operators can achieve superior results in a variety of operational scenarios, making it an invaluable asset on the modern battlefield.