Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Smart Shooter integrates its new weapon station into armored pickup

Israel-based Smart Shooter company has integrated its Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS), called the SMASH Hopper, into Plasan Re’em armored off-road pickup. 

SMASH Hopper was mounted on Plasan Reem’s modified version of Toyota Hilux and successfully shot and hit several moving ground and air targets from more than 300 meters. 

Weighing approximately 15 Kg, SMASH Hopper is a modular and rapidly deployable LRCWS that provides “One Shot – One Hit” capability while controlled by an operator from a safe distance or from inside a protected vehicle.


Best in weight class, SMASH Hopper is ideal for deployment on various lightweight manned and unmanned vehicles & platforms, with a wide range of applications.

Offering day and night capability with automatic scanning and target detection, SMASH Hopper is ideal for multiple mission scenarios including force protection, border security, anti-drone, remote ambush, as well as low profile operations at complex urban environments. 

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