UK Army to equip units with SMASH counter-drone rifle sights
The UK Army is preparing to supply combat soldiers with a specially made counter-drone sight known as SMASH, which is designed to considerably increase a fighter’s ability to take out enemy mini- and micro-UAVs while in flight.
The Army’s page on the UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) site recently announced its initial order of the counter-drone targeting tech, whose full name is SmartShooter SMASH Smart Weapon Sight Fire Control System. Once attached to SA80 A3 assault weapons and other military firearms, the unit recognizes a UAV within its range, tracks its movements, and locks onto the craft for firing – whether it hovers in place, advances in steady fashion, or undertakes evasive maneuvers.
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Increased capability to neutralize smaller aircraft with effective counter-drone assets has become an rising concern among armies since the demonstrated