Smart Shooter announced the launch of SMASH HOPPER, a new Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS), on 21 July. Providing ‘one shot – one hit’ capability while controlled from a safe distance, the device dramatically increases accuracy, lethality, and survivability of small arms. Compact, lightweight, and rapidly deployable, SMASH HOPPER extends the maximum effective range of the host weapon system to its ballistic limits.

SMASH HOPPER has been optimised to increase the survivability of tactical units through the provision of enhanced and clandestine surveillance, accuracy, and lethality. Weighing approx. 15kg, it can be integrated into existing C2 systems, 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, 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, SMASH HOPPER is ideal for multiple mission areas including force protection, border security, anti-drone, remote ambush and offensive action operations in complex environments. It can be mounted on a standalone deployable tripod, a stationary fixed mast or a lightweight vehicle.

Michal Mor, Smart Shooter CEO, described SMASH HOPPER as “[…] an innovative portable LRCWS solution that offers precise fire capability against ground, aerial, static or moving targets. The unique ‘one shot – one hit’ SMASH capability finds its way into the world of RCWS in a soldier-friendly truly light configuration. Designed as a modular and rapidly deployable solution, SMASH HOPPER dramatically increases accuracy, lethality and survivability of small arms.”

SMASH HOPPER can be deployed in a number of configurations, including a standalone tripod mounting. (Photo: Smart Shooter)

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