By ARIE EGOZI
Tel Aviv. An Israel-based company SMART SHOOTER has launched SMASH HOPPER, a new Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS) that provides a ‘One Shot One Hit’ capability when controlled by an operator from a safe distance.
According to the Israeli company, the compact, lightweight, and rapidly deployable SMASH HOPPER extends the maximum effective range of the host weapon system to its ballistic limits.
The company says that SMASH HOPPER has been optimised to increase the survivability of tactical units through the provision of enhanced and clandestine surveillance, accuracy, and lethality.
With a weight of approximately 15 Kg, SMASH HOPPER can be integrated into existing Command-and-Control System (C2) providing operators with the ability to hand-off or receive targets across existing communications networks.
Featuring a safe trigger mechanism, a mounting solution, and a ruggedised Remote-Control Unit (RCU), SMASH HOPPER provides a pan–and–tilt capability for the weapon system and can be controlled via cable or wireless connectivity offering day and night capability with automatic scanning and target detection.
The company says that SMASH HOPPER is ideal for multiple mission areas including force protection, border security anti-drone, remote ambush, and offensive action operations at complex environments. It can be mounted utilising a standalone deployable tripod, a stationary fixed mast or a light weight vehicle.
The writer is an Israel-based freelance journalist. Views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of Raksha Anirveda