U.S. Army is testing new scope that targets enemies and won’t let the operator fire unless the shot is guaranteed!
U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY SGT. DUSTIN D. BIVEN
The U.S. Army is trialing a new fire control system for infantry guns.
The SMASH scope is designed to detect targets automatically.
SMASH will only fire when it projects the bullet will impact the target.
Popular Mechanics says, the U.S. Army is evaluating a scope that won’t let the user fire his or her rifle unless the shot is guaranteed. The SMASH scope is the product of Smart Shooter Ltd., an Israeli company, and could go on the Army’s upcoming replacements for the M4 carbine and M249 squad automatic weapon. The scope, or one like it, will eventually go on the Army’s next generation squad automatic weapons.
Military.com tried out the SMASH system at the SHOT Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smart Shooter teamed up with Sig Sauer to compete in the Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control program. NGSW-FC’s goal is to field a smart optic to go on the service’s Next-Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW). NGSW will choose a new 6.8-millimeter assault rifle and squad automatic weapon to replace the Army’s M4 carbine and M249 squad automatic weapon.