SMASH Hopper mounted on Plasan Re’em Armored 4×4 Technical Vehicle

Smart Shooter, a developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems has announced that it has successfully completed another step in testing the SMASH Hopper in different configurations.

SMASH Hopper, SMART SHOOTER’s Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS), was mounted on Plasan Reem’s Armored Toyota Hilux and successfully shot and hit several moving ground and air targets from more than 300 meters.

SMART SHOOTER’s Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS), mounted on Plasan Reem’s Armored Toyota Hilux

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.

SMART SHOOTER’s Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS).

Michal Mor, Smart Shooter CEO: “We were happy to collaborate with Plasan Re’em for the development of capabilities in this market segment, and appreciate the professional work they did in the integration and installation of the SMASH Hopper on their modified armored 4×4 vehicle. This is another step in a series of trials for different configurations and applications of the SMASH Hopper, and once again, we were thrilled to see how every bullet finds its target.”

Yaakov Ben-Ari, Plasan Re’em CEO: “Integrating SMART SHOOTER’s SMASH Hopper lightweight RCWS that provides “One Shot – One Hit” capability on Plasan Re’em modified armored 4X4 vehicle creates a tiebreaker solution that dramatically increases accuracy, lethality, and survivability of small arms. Ideal for Special forces, law enforcement units, and border security, this integrated solution brings essential added value to its users, especially in scenarios where weight, time, and precision play an indispensable role.”

About Plasan Re’em

Plasan Re ’em is a producer of civilian armored vehicles, based on commercially available models. Saving Lives by Developing Protection Systems for Civilian Vehicles, our upgraded vehicles are protected, high performance, highly maneuverable, models designed to protect and covert, thus ensuring low signature pass through and fast evacuation from threat areas.

Our armored vehicles are designed to deliver the maximum level of protection while ensuring high vehicle speeds, good acceleration, ride and control. They are designed to allow crews to operate continuously in threat locality. Whether it is one vehicle or a fleet, on or off-road vehicles, a turnkey or self-assembly kit, Plasan Re’em delivers the best custom-made solutions available.

Plasan Re’em leading team members are all veterans of the Israeli army and former employees of Plasan Sasa, a world leader in the design and manufacture of armored vehicles and a long-time supplier to the US army.

Kobi Ben Ari, CEO of Plasan Re’em, learned the importance of military armored vehicles while serving with Israel’s Special Forces,” Shaldag”. Ben Ari’s experience as an officer developing air-transportable operational vehicles for “Shaldag” led him to join the armored vehicle company which would become Plasan Sasa, and serve as VP Engineering.

Today, as CEO of Plasan Re’em, Ben Ari applies that expertise to a wide range of commercial models – forming adaptable, creative, teams to address and conquer each challenge.

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