“It was a lot of wind, a lot of snow, in very cold weather. And they tested in ranges of up to 200 meters from the soldiers themselves. They shot down all 67 drone targets. They didn’t have to use more than 3 shots each.”
This Week’s Key Question
“How many tries does it take to bring down a rogue drone?”
This Week’s Guests
Sharone Aloni is vice-president of research and development of Smart Shooter, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems.
What We Learn
The company’s SMASH Fire Control system significantly increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms and provides end-users with a “One Shot – One Hit” capability across multiple mission areas. Thus, creating a significant advantage for the infantry soldier and ultimately revolutionizing the world of small arms and optics. The SMASH Fire Control System was originally designed for use against ground units, but recently, the Dutch Army tested it in a live-fire counter-drone trial. The test took place in the Austrian High Mountains, as part of the Dutch Defense Department examination of different ways to combat small unmanned systems. Tested at a range of up to 200 meters, in harsh weather conditions, fog, and blowing snow, the SMASH Fire Control Systems proved to be highly effective in shooting down drones. It made no difference whether the drones were stationary in the air or moving.
In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Sharone introduces us to Smart Shooter, the SMASH Fire Control System and how its become one of the easiest and most reliable counter drone solutions for the military.
- Smart Shooter (www.smart-shooter.com)
- Article: “Dutch Army Tests Israel’s Smart Shooter SMASH Counter-Drione System“