Drones and ariel platforms can be used to host Israel’s Smart Shooter technology. It is said to have computer vision.
SMASH Dragon, an armed drone system designed to hit fixed and moving targets while flying, was unveiled by Israel’s “Smart Shooter” company.
Drones and ariel platforms can be used to host the system. It is said to have computer vision. Live fire testing have been done, according to the company that manufactured the new weapon system.
The new technology is capable of shooting down targets on land, water, and in the air. While deployed on unmanned aerial platforms, the technology can be commanded from afar.
The new technology has a “one shot – one hit” capability, which gives infantry forces a huge edge.
For India, Smash 2000 Plus
The Smash family from Smart Shooter is used by militaries all over the world, including India, Israel, and the United States. India placed an order for Smash 2000 Plus fire suppression systems in December 2020.
According to sources, the technology was planned to be integrated into the Indian Navy for use with AK-47 and AK-103 assault rifles.
According to the maker Smart Shooter, the ‘Smash 2000 Plus’ meets Indian requirements and can improve soldiers’ accuracy and speed while hitting targets and firing down threats.
Assault guns, sniper rifles, and other ammo can all be used in the Smash Dragon.
Israel’s secret weapon in the drone sector
Israel’s drone sector likes to boast it has a secret weapon – military experience – in a tough war for market dominance against world superpowers China and the United States.
Former military and intelligence officers, many of whom became founders or engineers in local businesses, make up the top echelons of the country’s sector.
In the multibillion-dollar UAV sector, the company is a global force.
The first primitive drone used by Israel was a remote-controlled plane with an attached camera that was used to spy on Egypt’s neighbour.
During the Lebanon war in 1978, drones became increasingly frequent, though not substantially more technologically advanced.
However, Israel has grown into a global player in the multibillion-dollar UAV sector, vying against China and the United States.
‘Defense cooperation between India and Israel’
India has surpassed the United States as the main market for Israeli defence manufacturers.
India and Israel have also increased their defence cooperation. Joint military drills are conducted by troops from both sides. Since Tel Aviv is recognised for its tough foreign policy towards opponents, several experts argue that India should emulate the Israeli model.
Narendra Modi was the first Indian prime leader to visit Israel in 2017. The visit also recognised the two countries’ defence cooperation.
Air-to-surface missile: The ‘Rocks’
Just days after Pulwama attack, at the Aero India show in Bangalore Israeli defence technology company, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems showcased the new air-to-surface missile known as the “Rocks”.
“Equipped with either penetration or blast fragmentation warhead, the missile can destroy above-ground or well-defended underground targets in heavily surface-to-air-defended areas,” the company said in a statement.
India officials later revealed after the air strikes on Balakot in Pakistan that an Israeli-made “smart bomb” was used to strike JeM targets on February 26th. The missiles were called Spice 2000.
Drone with Mini-Harpy ‘kamikaze’
The Mini-Harpy “kamikaze” drone can carry an eight-kilogram warhead that explodes when it hits the ground. It’s a drone-turned-missile that’s been designed specifically for the conditions along the Line of Control (LoC).
Remember that a Pakistani UAV was shot down by Indian security forces in the Rajasthan sector a few days earlier, ostensibly to test India’s defence in the area.
The Harpy is a devastating force at the International Border with Paksitan, weighing only 45 kilogrammes and capable of carrying a 32 kilogramme payload and staying in the air for about two hours.
“It can be launched from land, sea, and air platforms, offering complete independence in intelligence collecting for an updated situational picture and completing the attack circle at cheap cost,” according to IAI.
SPICE (Smart Precise Impact and Cost Effective) is an Israeli-made guided air-to-surface missile that uses an electro-optical guidance system to hit targets.
The Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 fighter jets utilised it during their bombing campaign at Balikot in Pakistan on February 26th because it possesses an infrared IR/CCD-TV seeker to detect targets at night.
F-16 fighter jets in Pakistan’s arsenal can also fire the same missile. The bomb, which weighs 907 kilogrammes and has a maximum range of 60,000 metres, has a maximum range of 60,000 metres.