Israel Defence Forces’ Infantry Units Widely Using Smartshooter’s SMASH Sight

By Arie Egozi

Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: The infantry soldiers of the Israel Defence Forces ( IDF) fighting in Gaza are equipped with the SMASH rifle sight that allows them to hit the target with the first bullet. The special sight was developed by Israeli company Smartshooter.

According to remarks made by the IDF spokesperson’s unit, the Israeli business Smartshooter’s SMASH sight is widely used by IDF infantry units who operate and fight in the Gaza Strip.

The SMASH, according to Smartshooter, is a solution that raises all shooters to an expert level, even while battling tiny drones and unmanned aerial systems. The SMASH family of fire control systems can be mounted on a UGV, operated handheld, or remotely. They use advanced algorithms, AI, and computer vision to ensure accurate hit capabilities, increase the situational awareness and lethality of the forces, and guarantee that only the target will be hit and not any innocent bystanders.

Any assault rifle can be equipped with the external add-on SMASH Fire Control System (FCS). SMASH watches the target’s motions and synchronises the shot release to ensure quick and accurate hits on it after the user latches on to it and recognizes it (either independently or with the help of the detection system).

SMASH allows connectivity with C4I systems, battle management systems, and external sensors. It can receive guidance from environmental sensors or detection systems, often enabling the systems to “see” the threat before the human eye can – especially in emergency situations, where every second counts.

The innovative fire control system takes into account a variety of variables: from the direction and speed of the target’s movement to the ballistics of the weapon on which it is assembled – the small computer inside weighs all the data and makes the hit accurate. The SMASH is capable of predicting the future location of the target, and actually match the time the target will reach the location, and the time the projectile will reach it.