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Arie Egozi

Smart Shooter has launched SMASH HOPPER, a Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS) that provides a “One Shot – One Hit” capability while 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, meaning it 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 an 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 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 by utilising a standalone deployable tripod, a stationary fixed mast or a lightweight vehicle.