POTD: British Armed Forces – New Anti-Drone Weapon Sight

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day and we have the British Armed Forces’ new Anti-Drone Weapon Sight on display. To battle drones, there has been an initial order of 225 SMASH sights, which will be delivered to units across the British Army by the end of this year (2023).

The SmartShooter SMASH Smart Weapon Sight Fire Control System is described to give individual soldiers the ability to achieve a high probability of hit against micro and mini UAVs. The sight can recognize a target, track its movements, and maintain a lock on the target even if it or the user moves.

The SA80 A3 rifles will get the upgrade, but the sight can be fitted to other firearms as well.

ITDU imagery showcasing the testing of newly developed SMASH sights for use in the British army, under evaluation by the Experimental Trials Groups from the Yorkshire regiment upon Warminster ranges

The roll-out of SMASH sights is the first of the equipment capability deliveries from the Army Land Ground Based Air Defence Programme Project 6, delivering C-sUAS capability to the dismounted and mounted soldier.

ITDU imagery showcasing the testing of newly developed SMASH sights for use in the British army, under evaluation by the Experimental Trials Groups from the Yorkshire regiment upon Warminster ranges

It seems to be this sight: https://www.smart-shooter.com/


Source: The British Army

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Mystick Mystick on Jul 14, 2023

    I'm waiting for the small-arms caliber automated "anti-aircraft" systems to emerge. Maybe even micro-SAM's. Just a box with twenty "rounds" mounted among the other protuberances on a modern military vehicle.

    Anybody remember that Tom Selleck movie "Runaway" with Gene Simmons as the Bad Guy?

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    • Mystick Mystick on Jul 14, 2023

      @MediumSizeTex Well, it -was- a "missile". Heat-seeker, I think.

  • Motti  Breen Motti Breen on Jul 14, 2023

    American citizens will need this tech soon to protect from their silly government.

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