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Dutch military orders Smart Shooter's Smash system to counter UAVs

The Dutch military has ordered Smart Shooter's Smash fire-control systems for C-UAS applications. (Technische Bureau H.A. Muller (TBM BV))

The Dutch military has ordered the Smart Shooter Smash AD (anti-drone) fire-control system for small arms after testing it over the past year, the Israeli company announced in a press release on 21 February. The system is being procured mainly for counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) applications.

Smash is designed to ensure that each round finds its target by providing a standard assault rifle with precision-targeting algorithms and advanced electro-optical processing, according to Smart Shooter.

The company said the system works automatically, not autonomously, and enables an operator to quickly neutralise a target, adding that it is a cost-effective solution that can be integrated into any type of assault rifle and combined with other C-UAS systems to provide multilayer defence. Incorporating a laser rangefinder, Smash AD enables the destruction of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at a range of 250 m in day mode and 100 m in night mode. It can also receive target information from an external sensor.

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