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Brazilian firm Opto Space & Defense and Israeli Defence Company Smart Shooter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the commercial potential of Smart Shooter products in both in the Brazilian Armed Forces and Public Security Forces. Opto S&D is a company highly specialised in the development and manufacture of optronic systems for the space and defence market. Seperately, Smart Shooter’s SMASH Fire Control solutions allow the operator to quickly and effectively neutralise any ground or airborne, manned or unmanned threat through automatic detection, tracking, and effective engagement.

The new partnership provides support in the marketing, training and after-sales of Smart Shooter products in Brazil in this first phase. Further activities are foreseen in this MoU, such as the expansion of the market in a second phase and even assembly, integration, testing and manufacture of some parts in Brazil in a subsequent phase.

“This partnership will bring to future national customers of Smart Shooter products the tranquility and security of having a Strategic Defense company improving the operational life of these products” said Claudio Carvas, CEO of Opto S&D.

Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO added, “We are honoured to partner with Opto S&D, and are confident that together we will bring real value for the defence and security forces in Brazil. SMASH is a combat-proven Fire Control solution that ensures each round finds its target. Bringing precision-missile targeting algorithms and advanced electro-optical processing capabilities into standard infantry, SMASH offers a unique “One Shot – One Hit” capability and ultimately revolutionises the world of small arms and optics.”

Jack Richardson